I just want to start by saying how grateful I am for the smoking ban. I have been a bartender most of my life and being a nonsmoker, the fact that I had to breathe in that harmful smoke that the customers blew on me during my shifts was very unpleasant, and then after each shift having to wash that reeking stench out of my clothes makes me curious how many nonsmokers die each year from having to breathe secondhand smoke.
I am currently still a bartender and even though there is a smoking ban, people are outside smoking and when they return to come back into the bar, they seem to get a big mouthful of smoke and as they walk in they blow all the smoke back into the bar. Then they come up to order another drink and you can smell the stench from their lungs blowing back on you.
I just thought if they could come up with a law stating that a smoker, before returning back into the bar, had to blow all the smoke from their lungs before they re-entered the bar, it would be healthier for the patrons who don’t smoke. And also the bartender would be very appreciative.
James W. Oly, Drummond