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Expansion of Smoking Ban To Outdoors Begins Today

Board of Health places high priority on healthy environments for children

April 1, 2013

MOUNDSVILLE — Though the calendar says today is April Fools’ Day, the implementation of Marshall County’s expanded smoking ban is no joke....

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Apr-03-13 1:35 AM

@Impact. They are trying to get rid of Jay Leno, so why don't you put in a resume. They are looking for a clown with your crescent and sourdough remark.

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Apr-02-13 8:06 PM

Impacted "Cherokee, where is that right to smoke located in the Constitution?"

Under the 14th amendment Equal Protection clause.

Try Dulcolax, you'll feel much better. better.

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Apr-02-13 4:52 PM

Impact: Just because the Constitution doesn't say we have a right doesn't mean we can't have it...per the Ninth Amendment..."The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."

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Apr-02-13 2:00 PM

shouldn't the CDC alert the FDA of the danger of chemicals in the food chain ? Shhhh. don't mute the sound of cash registers.

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Apr-02-13 12:27 PM

Cherokee, where is that right to smoke located in the Constitution?

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Apr-02-13 11:11 AM

When the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says jump, Boards of Health ask "How high?" The CDC is headed by a former appointee of smoking ban, gun ban and calorie count zealot Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City. Need I say more?

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Apr-02-13 10:20 AM

If they really care about the poison in the air we breath they have to ban all internal combustion engines everywhere. This includes cars ,trucks trains,and planes. Don't forget motorcycles, lawn mowers and charcoal grills.

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Apr-02-13 7:25 AM

this is just another way for our poor government to come up with some cash.while they can send you off to war to die for your country.take the cigs off the welfare recipients if you are so worried.those people puff more than anyone.we'll all have to start smoking something other than tobacco.forced by our government.

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Apr-01-13 11:41 PM

This is a dangerous incursion into private rights by government. If the trend continues, we'll have fewer freedoms here than they have in some communist countries.

Every time they take away somebody's rights in the interests of "its better for everyone else", they put another nail in the coffin of liberty, and they don't take a law away every time they do something like this, it just adds up to one freedom taken away after another.

Business owners need to be free to decide whether or not they permit smoking in their establishments. A person is free to not patronize those that permit it if they choose. Even the mention of somebody's private home here should be cause for major alarm.

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Apr-01-13 8:00 PM

@wvujeff. Wah Wah Wah! If they think my post is baloney, so be it. I could care less what you think about it. I am old enough to state what I think, and guess what? I will continue. They are taking are rights every friggin' day and you don't give a crap. You sure are no model citizen. How bout taking cars away from people? Then maybe I will not get run over and killed. Take all our guns away so only the bad guys have them and they kill us. Oh yea, take the forks away from us so we don't get fat. You are sick and tired of smokers complaining, did you read my post? I don't think so, I said I quit smoking years ago, over thirty years ago, so I am not lobbying for smokers, I am sick and tired of them taking all "OUR" rights. If you don't like it,"Tough!" Read the second line of my post again, it's what I mean.

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Apr-01-13 7:45 PM

Cherokee, when government plays the "roll of God", is that crescent or sourdough?

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Apr-01-13 6:24 PM

AGAIN this is not for YOUR safety or benefit

No government cares about your health

Like the un-constitutional helmet and seat belt laws, this is driven by MONEY!!

The insurance lobby has BILLIONS available to grease palms!

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Apr-01-13 5:00 PM

The left applauds smoking bans but celebrates the legalization of marijuana.

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Apr-01-13 3:23 PM

I personally feel that muffin tops should be regulated because it interferes with my digestive processes. It can't be healthy if it makes me lose my lunch, right?

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Apr-01-13 3:15 PM

RACIST ," A person who drives one direction interrupted by left hand turns continous"

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Apr-01-13 3:12 PM

100,000 Californians Studied . no wonder the study was a mess. try another group of people.

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Apr-01-13 3:10 PM

you are absolutely what you eat or fail to eat. only you can change you. a waste is a terrible thing to mind. take voting seriously.

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Apr-01-13 3:09 PM

the long term danger of food source modification isn't fully known. health officials should protest the radicalization of nutrition choice.

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Apr-01-13 3:05 PM

need law and signs prohibiting people withing 15 feet of regular people if you eat beans and cabbage or wear perfume.

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Apr-01-13 1:07 PM

Cherokee your correct...personally I'm glad not to smell others smoke, but banning it outdoors is crazy. Taking a crap is already taxed in many places..some places if you flush to many times,use too much water, you have to pay a surcharge=tax that goes to Govt. coffers...Ain't it grand to live in the land of the "free" and home of the "brave"

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Apr-01-13 12:52 PM

What does one expect from the same group of people that support a ban on the unborn

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Apr-01-13 12:36 PM

Absolutely correct, Jeff.

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Apr-01-13 12:14 PM

Since high school athletic contest already have a rule, is there really an event in Marshall County where someone's outdoor smoke can bother someone? Other than possibly a Christmas Parade. Just a "feelgood" law where someone who already doesn't "like" someone can call the cops on someone for smoking. An overweight mother at a little league game will call the police on her "government issued" cell phone about the guy smoking a pipe, who is the grandfather of a kid on the other team. LOL

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Apr-01-13 11:30 AM

A 38-year study of Californians, begun by the American Cancer Society and concluded by the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), has concluded that secondhand smoke has little if any negative impact on mortality.

The study, published in the May 17 issue of the British Medical Journal, throws cold water on the efforts of state and local governments to ban smoking in restaurants and other public places in the name of public health.

100,000 Californians Studied From 1959 through 1998, the American Cancer Society tracked a broad cross-section of more than 100,000 Californians, dividing the study participants according to whether or not they were married to smokers. In 1999, UCLA epidemiologist James Enstrom and State University of New York epidemiologist Geoffrey Kabat began analyzing the American Cancer Society data. According to their study, “No significant associations were found for current or former exposure to environmental tobacco smoke.

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Apr-01-13 11:27 AM


Your comments are very boring.

You are a racist.

Get a life.

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