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Board of Health Expands Smoking Ban

February 9, 2013

A newly expanded regulation that bans smoking in outdoor public places is scheduled to be implemented April 1....

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Feb-11-13 7:31 AM

If smoking is so bad, than why doesn't government just outlaw the product? Oh no, too much tax money lost.

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Feb-10-13 11:50 AM

Always interesting how vigorously addicts will defend their “right” to their addiction.

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Feb-10-13 11:13 AM

Much like the Moundsville law requesting registration for YARD SALES in the town, the police aren't going to want to enforce this. Of course if you happen to smoke by the Speedway Gas Station in Glen Dale in the early morning hours, the law of averages are one of the counties law enforcement officers may give you a hard time.

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Feb-10-13 10:15 AM

I am not a smoker but these agencies are entirely too big for their selfrighteous britches. Where will this fascism end? Just wait for the day that someone gores their ox. They will sing a different tune. "Smoke'em if you got'em"!"

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Feb-10-13 12:35 AM

@Maddie. I agree with Hefner. Another case of people taking "OUR" rights away. I quit smoking over thirty years ago, but that does not stop me from going in places that still allow smoking. Do you believe it is correct to take away "OUR" rights away, and can you show me where smoking is illegal and banned, No Way. They say it kills people, doesn't people go out and get drunk and drive and kill people, (Which I Am Against), but they haven't banned alcohol yet. When you find a place where there is no smoking at all, your best bet would be to move there and then you wouldn't have to worry about stepping on peoples toes because "YOU" want to take there rights away. Just a crop of B.S. We should have the right to vote on these things instead of cramming them down our throats. Next, get rid of the Commissioners and Marshall Co. Health officials. They have done us wrong!!!

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Feb-09-13 9:28 PM

Will this ban exclude smoking of pot or crack in public places?

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Feb-09-13 8:00 PM

Don't like this, then don't patronize ANY Marshall County businesses.

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Feb-09-13 5:03 PM

It is time to take a stand. Stand up for our rights. The health department has way too much authority. I for one do not want to be treated as a criminal. It is worse the discriminating against Blacks ever was in the past. At least they were allowed to get on the bus.

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Feb-09-13 4:55 PM

When did the health department become our dictators? How did they get this much power over US citizens? Isn't this abuse of power? What else can they ban? It has to stop. Someone needs to do something to stand up to these dictators. Tyranny.

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Feb-09-13 4:50 PM

Regarding private property and the police issuing penalties for smokers. I am sure that police cannot give a ticket on private property so how are they going to make this barbaric law stick?

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Feb-09-13 3:31 PM

Hefner, get a life and stop diluting your personal slant on life and your seemingly constant effort to stick it down everyone else's throat. Try dealing with apples and apples instead.

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Feb-09-13 3:27 PM

Not a perfect solution, but a vast improvement for our lungs. Thanks

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Feb-09-13 3:26 PM

Yes, I agree, non-elected officials should not have this power. You can idle your car for hours but someone can't light a cigarette. I'm an EX-SMOKER and I believe this is getting ridiculous.

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Feb-09-13 1:10 PM

Another foot in the door! Free country- you be the judge.

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Feb-09-13 9:55 AM

County boards of health should not have this power. Smoking bans are something only elected officials should have the authority to impose. Then they'd be accountable to the voters, and if the voters disagree with such bans, they can vote out those commissioners or town council members.

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Feb-09-13 8:58 AM

To me this isn't "goverment run amuck" since I've never seen the name of a health board member on a ballot but amuck it is. I'm tired of people I've never had the opportunity to vote for/against making laws. My suggestion, identify every county commissioner that supports the board's decision and vote them out of office.

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Feb-09-13 7:34 AM

This is a prime example of government run amuck. We abort a million babies a year in this country, while many states don't condone capital punishment,states are now approving pot smoking, gays are getting married, and we are putting women soldiers in combat positions, but in Marshall County a person is not permitted to smoke legal cigarettes in public air space. What a group of hypocrites.

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