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Dear Editor,

As a pulmonary physician who works in the area, I strongly urge the Augusta-Richmond Commission to vote against the amendment to weaken the local smoke-free law and allow cigar lounges. 

Every day, I see many patients whose lives have been damaged by smoking, and cigars are ...

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5 COMMENTS

  1. I agree with the information presented by Dr. Bechara. What I do not agree with is any form of government dictating to citizens what they can and can’t do while on private properties. The people who would visit or work in such an establishment should be cognizant of the possible effects on their health and be free to make their own decisions. This is just another possibility of TOO MUCH GOVERNMENT.

  2. Agree 100% with Charles Sanford. Just another power trip on the Socialist agenda. Control, control, CONTROL! What an individual does on his own time in a isolated environment is his own business. Period. And yes I used to be a smoker (3 packs a day). Smoke free for the past 30 years, but that’s my own choice.

  3. Don’t like cigar bars? Don’t go to one. Don’t work in one. Simple. They hurt no one and some people like to smoke cigars. That is none of your business. This is a bad example of nanny state trying to dictate how everyone lives. Holy moly, Batman, no one is making anyone go to a cigar bar. Why don’t you worry about important things. Maybe ban fast food restaurants, for example? Or ban sodas. Or ban sweets. The ads on WGAC are laughable.

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