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Smoking laws, anti-smoking laws, smoking issues and the effects are very difficult subject.
Wikipedia states that the history of smoking dates back over 5,000 years.
How do they know?
How do they figure out this time?
How do they come up with these numbers?
Well, let them write whatever they want.
Who is there to challenge them?
Who is there to argue?
Who is there to congratulate for the research don on this topic?
Is there any evidence of this documentation?
Forget about 5,000 years ago and examine what is happening today.
The biggest issue is the anti-smoking law as it relates to restuarants and the restuarant business in general.
There is nothing to be done with a smoker who cannont quit or does not want to quit so at this point he is not in favour of going to the restuarant. In the past, he was was able on the patio.
Presently, he cannot smoke on the patio. So what options does he have?
So he goes outside of the patio and tries to light up and then he sees a sign no smoking 9 metres from the establishment. He starts measuring and now he is in the middle of the street.
Who came up with this measurement, this regulationS?
So what is the solution considering the facts that there have been 22 restuarants closed along the Danforth within the last few years. St. Clair and Dufferin area is facing the same problem.
On Park Avenue and Jon talong in Montreal a similar problem exists .
These are a few examples of the resulting situation. Multiply this by thousands of areas across the country.
On the other hand, ask the restuarant owner how he feels about the situation .
There is one solution to the problem, the government should ask the restuarant owner is he wants to have a smoking or non-smoking establishment.
If he decides to have a non-smoking restuarant, a sign to this effect should be posted and the law obeyed.
If he decides to have a smoking restuarnt, a sign to this effect should be applied accommodating smokers.
This at least would give some kind of comfort to the unhappy restuarnt owners to make their own decisions for their own businesses their own financial investment, efforts, etc. instead of being left in the dark while politicians try to make a name for themselves.
George Burns January 20, 1896 – March 9, 1996 was an American comedian, actor, singer, and writer. He was one of the few entertainers whose career successfully , in radio, film and television.
His and the cigar-smoke punctuation became familiar trademarks for over three-quarters of a century.