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  • New Twist on the Smoking Ban: 25ft rule

    http://www.nj.com/news/ledger/index....940.xml&coll=1

    State unveils new restrictions for smoking ban

    With just days remaining until New Jersey becomes the 11th state to ban smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces, restaurant and bar owners who oppose the action find they are facing an unexpected restriction - no smoking within 25 feet of a building.

    The state Department of Health and Senior Services today made public 77 pages of proposed regulations for the smoking ban, which must be followed until they become official in late September. Included is a regulation that will put an end to any ideas restaurant and bar owners have had about creating outdoor areas where customers would be able to light up.

    “This will prevent a phalanx of smokers outside the door, which is not only unsightly but unpleasant,” state Health Commissioner Fred M. Jacobs said. “And it will prevent a backwash into the restaurant.”

    There are more than 23,200 restaurants and bars statewide. The New Jersey Restaurant Association maintains the ban will harm business and that customers should be allowed to decide if they want to sit in a smoke-filled room. The organization says 67 percent of resturants are already smoke-free.

    Armando Frallicciardi Jr., co-owner of Lorenzo’s Cafe in Trenton and a strong opponent of the ban, called the unexpected regulation absurd. He said a number of restaurant and bar owners, including himself, have been considering building a deck or a patio for outdoor smoking.

    “This means if we build a 30-foot deck...we would have five feet where people can smoke. That is totally absurd," he said. "The state needs to work with small business on this and stop this. They have gained their objective on this. Now we need to have smoking outside.”

    In a last-ditch effort to stop the ban - at least temporarily - lawyers for restaurant and bowling alley owners plan to go before Judge Stanley R. Chesler in U.S. District Court in Trenton tomorrow to seek a restraining order on the grounds the law is discriminatory because it still allows smoking in Atlantic City’s 13 casinos. The owners maintain they will accept the ban if the casinos are included.

  • #2
    this is bull crap, 25ft from the building. give me a break

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    • #3
      I don't smoke, but that's borderline ridiculous

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      • #4
        thats awesome! they should just make cigarettes illegal!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by djmikeloikith
          thats awesome! they should just make cigarettes illegal!

          if they do that then gas would be $10 bucks a gallon. they should just legalize weed and tax the shit out of that. any year now.

          Z

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          • #6
            Originally posted by djmikeloikith
            thats awesome! they should just make cigarettes illegal!
            It should be illegal for retarts to use the internet.
            Pura Vida

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            • #7
              Now I have been reading the papers this morning, they say the law goes into affect at 12:01 AM, how many bars/clubs tonight do you think will actually make you put your cig out if your smoking at after 12:01 AM?????????

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              • #8
                Originally posted by wild34
                Now I have been reading the papers this morning, they say the law goes into affect at 12:01 AM, how many bars/clubs tonight do you think will actually make you put your cig out if your smoking at after 12:01 AM?????????

                some probally will not do shit, others that go on all night till the next morning will probally not allow smoking at all tonight. we shall see.

                Z

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                • #9
                  i was ot last nite .. they actually had an annoucement at 11:55 to smoke your last cigarette's, so like 75% of the people lit up ... i couldnt breathe..lol

                  anyways, at 12:05 they were going around with cups collecting cigarettes from people ... fukin crazy ...

                  i mean, you spend $4 worth of tax on a pack of cigarettes, then you go to a club and some people spend 10, 20, 30 or more dollars to get into the club, which is owned and taxed property .... AND YOU CANT LIGHT UP A FUKIN CIG ???

                  is it because some pussies are out there complainign that the club is full of smoke and they dont like it??? cmon ... if people are clubbers, they are going to go whether there is smoke or not ....

                  un-fukin-real ....


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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by johnfaruggio

                    is it because some pussies are out there complainign that the club is full of smoke and they dont like it??? cmon ... if people are clubbers, they are going to go whether there is smoke or not ....

                    un-fukin-real ....
                    your lost!
                    " i was the scene before there was one"

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                    • #11
                      I think that the smoking ban is GREAT!!!! Can't wait to go out tonight for some drinks and enjoy some fresh clean air while i'm at it!!! It's about time. Shit, I might even hang up my clothes right back on the hanger when I get home too!!!
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                      • #12
                        i like the idea too .. its good that i dont come home stinking like smoke and all ..

                        i just feel bad for the people that go out to enjoy themselves and have a beer and a smoke ...


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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by johnfaruggio
                          i was ot last nite .. they actually had an annoucement at 11:55 to smoke your last cigarette's, so like 75% of the people lit up ... i couldnt breathe..lol

                          anyways, at 12:05 they were going around with cups collecting cigarettes from people ... fukin crazy ...

                          i mean, you spend $4 worth of tax on a pack of cigarettes, then you go to a club and some people spend 10, 20, 30 or more dollars to get into the club, which is owned and taxed property .... AND YOU CANT LIGHT UP A FUKIN CIG ???

                          is it because some pussies are out there complainign that the club is full of smoke and they dont like it??? cmon ... if people are clubbers, they are going to go whether there is smoke or not ....

                          un-fukin-real ....
                          i know u smoke cigs...but u smoking crack too now?? ITS about the HEALTH FACTORS..... y should other people be subjected to SMOKE...if u want to smoke fine...u have controll over ur self..but others shouldnt have to suffer...

                          it will hamper business for a little while till people get used to it...but i agree i loved coming home not stinking like smoke in my hair and clothes...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by djprime
                            i know u smoke cigs...but u smoking crack too now?? ITS about the HEALTH FACTORS..... y should other people be subjected to SMOKE...if u want to smoke fine...u have controll over ur self..but others shouldnt have to suffer...

                            it will hamper business for a little while till people get used to it...but i agree i loved coming home not stinking like smoke in my hair and clothes...
                            Right on Prime. Those are my thoughts exactly. I agree 100%!
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by djdeanmasi
                              Right on Prime. Those are my thoughts exactly. I agree 100%!
                              what do u know "boy toy" ahahahahha

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