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Smoking ban passes in Buckhannon

April 6, 2013

The smoking ban in Buckhannon’s public parks and recreational areas will take effect 30 days from its approval Thursday at Buckhannon City Council — in plenty of time to be enforced during the West......

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Levelheaded

Apr-06-13 2:03 AM

It's not about nicotine folks, it's about oppression. Just don't spend your money in Buckhanon.

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RobedWizard

Apr-06-13 8:19 AM

Who would want to live in that drug infested rat whole anyways?

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Independentview

Apr-06-13 8:57 AM

Joyce Harris Thacker of the Family resource Network first pitched this hair-brained idea to city council. The gist of it is two-fold: no smoking in city parks or "other" areas designated by the city and secondly, gov't intrusion into our lives has trickled down to local gov't. Finally, Ms. Thacker and Mr. Ron Pugh, you have missed the point that smokers are taxpayers too and their tax money also goes to maintain the city parks and all areas owned by the city. I hope a smoker or a group takes this ordinace to court. Mr. Pugh hates to smell cigarette smoke. Well,I hate to smell small-town politicians. Finally, you should be more concerned about the health effects of vehicle exhaust on Main St. more than second hand smoke.

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JRod00H

Apr-06-13 5:22 PM

Same thing here in Randolph County it has killed the buisness in the bars.And the people on the health board all our old and could care less.

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TeenyT

Apr-06-13 6:17 PM

I don't like the smell of dirty diapers but I'm not trying to ban babies from the parks. I have to agree with Indenpendentview, there should be designated smoking areas because smokers are taxpayers too. As for the issue with the electronic cigarettes, the "smoke" that comes out is water vapor so I am not sure why that would bother anyone, and yes they have helped many people stop smoking. I personally feel like smokers are being discriminated against and that all of them should ban together to make a stand against all of Hesse new anti smoker laws.

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TeenyT

Apr-06-13 6:17 PM

I don't like the smell of dirty diapers but I'm not trying to ban babies from the parks. I have to agree with Indenpendentview, there should be designated smoking areas because smokers are taxpayers too. As for the issue with the electronic cigarettes, the "smoke" that comes out is water vapor so I am not sure why that would bother anyone, and yes they have helped many people stop smoking. I personally feel like smokers are being discriminated against and that all of them should ban together to make a stand against all of Hesse new anti smoker laws.

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Independentview

Apr-07-13 2:57 PM

Sometimes I agree with "Puremagix" and some times I do not, but I respect their opinion and the right to voice it. However, the statement that, "Buckhannon's Main Street is lined with junk stores" is nobody's fault but the folks that used to shop in Buckhannon now either go to the mall or shop on-line and the big-box stores. Lowes & Wal-Mart have put mom & pop operations out of business. However, folks need to look in the mirror before accussing others. Whether Buckhannon or Elkins or any small town in America, big-box stores is what the majority want and I would not be surprised to see the people complaining about big-box stores can be found shopping there. It's no different in Alaska, a lot of folks moved there to get away from traffic congestion, high taxes, high crime, etc., but a majority of those folks moved thousands of miles to Alaska and then want the big-box stores to come to Alaska. Almost all towns of any size have the big-box stores such as Wal

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Joseph3

Apr-15-13 12:13 AM

Sure quality of life for whom?My quality of life include smoking.As it does for more than half the county.Well there sure to get more revenue from fines when the Strawberry festival rolls around.And are the local police expected to dig around in peoples mouths looking for chew and snuff?That should be a hoot.

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