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    Watch this, you just have to sit back and laugh at how backward society was back then, and how strong the tobacco industry was. Yes, smoking ads were prevalent up until the late 60s/early 70s until congress banned them. I'm surprised that there's still commercials for beer.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCMzjJjuxQI

    then there was this one, paid for by Chesterfield Cigs, basically saying it's ok to smoke:

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    We've had the smoking ban in place for a little over a year here in Illinois. While I do agree that it's nice being able to bowl without having to breathe in all that smoke, it's hurting our business here, not so much in the bowling center, but our bar business is dying. My town is about 30 minutes from the Illinois/Wisconsin border....and when people around here want to drink, they head into WI because they don't have a smoking ban. All of the bars here are hurting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jord_84 View Post
    We've had the smoking ban in place for a little over a year here in Illinois. While I do agree that it's nice being able to bowl without having to breathe in all that smoke, it's hurting our business here, not so much in the bowling center, but our bar business is dying. My town is about 30 minutes from the Illinois/Wisconsin border....and when people around here want to drink, they head into WI because they don't have a smoking ban. All of the bars here are hurting.

    Here in Colorado we have some casinos that have all been forced to have a smoking ban. It is KILLING business. People want to smoke, drink, and be merry. It is a tough thing for many places.
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    Here in Canada the smoking ban has been in place for a few years and there was a drop in business at first but it seems to have picked up. It is good for the community as a whole to have smoke free places, but in the same breath if cigarettes are legal then instead of outright banning them they should restrict smoking to smoking rooms. So if you are banning smoking in public places perhaps they should just make cigarettes illegal!

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    I am from Nevada and there is no smoking in the alleys and Cafes and it has went very well no drop in bowling Because they cant smoke
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    Should smoking in bowling alleys be allowed on certain days to allow centers to make money from smokers too?
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    my mom is checking into putting a display case of "e-cigarettes" in the bar.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-cigarette

    I'm looking into getting one myself. They're approved for indoor use in Illinois because they don't cause any second hand smoke.
    basically it's a heating element that evaporates a propylene glycol / nicotine (optional) solution, and the vapor is inhaled. No tar or other additives.

    I've been looking to quit for a long time, but I really do enjoy smoking, not necessarily for the taste or the nicotine...but it's relaxing to me...plus it's hard not to smoke at the bar or some other social settings. The e-cigarette allows you to lower your nicotine intake, and then eliminate it completely if you choose.

    Plus they come in assorted flavors! hehe
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    Our bowling alley has a no smoking only on Sundays.. I wish it was everyday though.. I don't like taking my son to the bowling alley and exposing him to smoke.. Every since he was born I have done my best to keep him away from Second hand smoke..
    I hate to say it, but some of my family members that smoke don't have any respect for the non-smokers and the effect the second hand smoke have on our children.. My niece and nephews suffer from really bad breathing problems, because of them being around second hand smoke.. I just don't want my son to go through that.. My son likes to go to the bowling alley, but I only take him on Sundays, and during the day when it's not busy..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jord_84 View Post
    my mom is checking into putting a display case of "e-cigarettes" in the bar.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-cigarette
    Funny a guy on my team was talking about those tonight. A new hi-tech drug delivery system. Though I think there was something similar to them years ago.

    One thing smokers don't have to worry about is they'll never be illegal. The government makes too much tax money off them.
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    I bowl at different centers here in Madison Wi one has smoking in the alley area one does not its only allowed in the bar area. When I do my bowling on Monday nights as well as going there any other time with my disable son whom loves to bowl and really can not do anything else its great not to come home smelling like smoke. And my son is able to go. Now on Friday nights for couples oh my god sometimes it gets really bad not enough ventilation and its a small area and older bowling alley. In Madison there is no smoking in any buildings or businesses and guess what some of the bars are so busy theres no parking so the no smoking has not hurt businesses like they thought NOW dane county has passed a no smoking ban so the friday night bowling area (VERONA) had to do there own and as of Aug there will be no smoking in any place so now if I have to bring my son due to no sitter I can bring him and due to his health it wont be an issue anymore.
    My thoughts are bowling is a family type recreation and the children shouldnt have to breath the air filled with smoke and that is what Ten Pin Alley thought so that is why there alley is nonsmoking and no one seems to be bothered by that they haven't lost any business.

    just my thoughts

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