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On Smoke-Free Mesquite
Posting Date: 05/06/2013

I want you to know I Do Not want to take your right to smoke away, what you do in your own home is up to you.

What I want you to think about is your daily life you don’t smoke when you go to church, to the grocery store, bowling, shopping in a mall or most stores, bank, city hall, doctor, hospital , restaurants, fly

or ride a bus ,and that seems normal and those places provide smoke free environment to their workers and patrons. Why is it so wrong to ask Casinos to do the same must you smoke when you gamble or drink if so maybe the Casinos could make a true smoke free area, or maybe you could just not and think about the workers and their family’s enjoy what you’re doing and lite up when you leave.

Let’s think about the Quality of life for everyone.

Sandra Ramaker

Mesquite, NV


  • Posted Date: 05/06/2013
    I respectfully ask the author to resubmit this after using spell-check and grammar check (City Council?)
    By: Jaci Craver
  • Posted Date: 05/06/2013
    Ask the OASIS about a smoke-free environment. If you can find it.
    By: R J O'Brien
  • Posted Date: 05/06/2013
    When smoking becomes illegal, I will stop. But as we all know that will never happen, as what will our government do without all the taxes it derives from the smokers! I don't care to smoke in grocery stores, church etc as the enviornment is just not quite right. I as most smokers prefer an opportunity to relax have a drink (hard or soft) and relax. A casino is an ideal place to do such. Also , most smokers that I know are very considerate and generally ask if the people around them are not smoking. The decision is ultimately up to the businesses.
    By: Jim Carrick
  • Posted Date: 05/06/2013
    Jim, I must comment on your last sentence. I have lived in Mesquite for over 9 years, have spent many evenings in the various casinos, and NEVER has any smoker ever asked me if I minded them smoking around me. If they asked me, I would certainly tell them YES. They simply sit down next to me, light up, blow smoke (which goes immediately in my face), and then I am forced to leave the comfortable, enjoyable spot that I, a non-smoker, occupied first. Does not seem very fair or considerate to me.
    By: Jan Sullivan
  • Posted Date: 05/06/2013
    Smoking cigarrettes causes the US about $193 billion a year and 500,000 deaths. People who work in dense smoke filled places for 20 minutes may as well smoke because an 8 hour shift equates to a pack a day. Smoking is bad for you, expensive and causes premature death. Face it, if you think business should make money by exposing you to these risks and you approve of it, then you need to go take an IQ test.
    By: Fred Toval
  • Posted Date: 05/08/2013
    To: Jaci Craver, There were no misspelled words and only a few sentences that were not in the best choice of words, You may have trouble reading this because it was written at a 13.5 grade level and you are not that smart. To: Jan Sullivan, I agree. I have never smoked and I still have to drag my O2 tank around with me, I have found that the majority of smokers do not care for the health of themselves or their neighbors.
    By: Ralph Drake
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