Banning Smoking in Public Places

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In today’s environment many suffer illnesses from pollution, and second hand smoke, and they seek for cleaner air. About five years ago, the health department was successful in banning smoking in public places and smokers needed to go outside unless companies set-up a designated area for smoking. Now, in Pierce County, smoking is banned in all public places such as restaurants, bars, casinos, hotels and taverns. This has caused an up roar with the business owners losing customers and money because of this ban. Within the health department satisfaction is in the environment because the workers will finally have working conditions that has clean air.
This has caused many businesses to decide on closing the doors after feeling a little taste of the impact in January. Some business had lost a least 30 percent of cash profits because of customers going to tribal businesses that are not in affect of this ban order. The article mentions that the Tribal owner has discussed the fact of opening another casino to accommodate the overload of customers who smoke from the businesses who cannot have smoking in their facility. Many owners see the connection of drinking and smoking with customers, some say this goes hand and hand. If a customer that drinks and wants to smoke in any establishment will not need to take it outside away from the building, this can be very inconvenient for the customer. If the customer or business owner does not want to comply, a $100 fine will be slapped from t...
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