« Pastor’s talk with candidates | Main | Motorist grateful for help »

August 28, 2008

KCK needs a smoking ban

Recent smoking bans in Kansas City and Johnson County have greatly decreased the number of smoky restaurants, bars and other public establishments. Currently the only major spot in the metro area that does not have a smoking ban is Kansas City, Kan. And with the Legends at Village West, it is time a ban is imposed.

The experience at the Legends would be so much better if visitors didn’t have to walk through patches of smoke every few yards due to the lack of a smoking ban.

The solution to a smoke-free Legends is simple: Designate certain smoking areas on the outside edges of the shops, like the smoking sections at Kauffman Stadium, so the harmful ingredients of cigarette smoke are contained in an area where visitors do not have to travel.

Mark Vater
Overland Park

Comments

Simple_Jack

i wasn't being sarcastic. either it is a regional wide ban where people have to drive to manhattan, ks or branson, mo (2 places where I would rather castrate myself than visit) to drink and smoke inside rather than driving 1/2 mile across a street called "state line road" or there should be no ban at all and leave it up to the owner's choice.

solomon

SJ,

I DO love sarcasm, and your post was funny.

Simple_Jack

not advocating support for the smoking ban, but if all the neighboring cities have one, it is only fair that kck has one too, that way they don't get the business that other cities lose from it... either everyone has it or nobody should have it

solomon

It is my understanding that if you say "Abdul", "Washington" and "Filter Kings" on a cell phone call you are instantly listed in a national database of subversives.

Marctnts

But he REALLY wants to go to The Legends once a year or so, and those darn smokers bother him.

Can't you see? It's not fair that he wants to go somewhere and people with habits he doesn't like are also there. What other solution is there but to ban the habit he doesn't like? As the only shopping center in the metro area, Mr. Vater obviously has no other choices about where to shop.

My guess is that it will take a ban on fatty foods (which certain locales are alrady implementing) or other things that are "bad for you" before we wake up and realize how many of our personal freedoms are disappearing.

Marctnts

But he REALLY wants to go to The Legends once a year or so, and those darn smokers bother him.

Can't you see? It's not fair that he wants to go somewhere and people with habits he doesn't like are also there. What other solution is there but to ban the habit he doesn't like? As the only shopping center in the metro area, Mr. Vater obviously has no other choices about where to shop.

My guess is that it will take a ban on fatty foods (which certain locales are alrady implementing) or other things that are "bad for you" before we wake up and realize how many of our personal freedoms are disappearing.

Rogue

There is no fanatic like an anti-smoking fanatic. Like the Blue's Brothers, they are on "a mission from God".

ScooterJ

Or you could shop at the Plaza or Zona Rosa, where a smoking ban already exists. Or you could mind your own business since you ddon't live in KCK.

solomon

here we go again........

 
About KansasCity.com | About the Real Cities Network | Terms of Use & Privacy Statement | About Knight Ridder | Copyright