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Amended Smoking Law On Hold Until Commission Passes Other Changes

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Augusta commissioners voted to amend the city’s smoking ordinance Tuesday to make it possible for cigar bars to operate, but failed to approve two companion items needed to complete the approval process.

On a 6-4 vote commissioners approved amending the smoking ordinance so that cigar bars becom...

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  1. Whatever happened to “Follow the science”? Has that not been the progressive mantra of the last 18 months? Rush Limbaugh spoke often about holding the golden EIB microphone “with my formerly nicotine stained fingers”. Well, it seems that nicotine stained much more than just his fingers.
    Smoking proponents claim that no harm is done to anyone except the smokers. Oh yeah? How about the already high health insurance rates we all pay to cover the extreme costs of smoking related illnesses? It hurts us in our pocketbooks and in our reduced standard of living. What about the families who have to endure months or years of their loved one’s sickness and then to lose the battle, with the heartache and the worry about their futures? It is not too late to correct this mistake. The Commissioners must approve two more changes in the law for this plan to succeed. It would be prudent for them to follow the science.

  2. I have no problem with cigar bars…I wouldn’t go there myself but the issue you are running into is going to be the protection of employees. You cannot subject your employees to an unhealthy environment even if they know it. It’s actually illegal and I’m surprised that hasn’t been brought up..

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