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Buckhannon smoking ban effective today; smokers upset

May 4, 2013

Buckhannon Mayor Kenneth Davidson said he would request that city police officers not enforce the recently passed smoking ban during the West Virginia Strawberry Festival after four citizens aired......

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RMONROE

May-06-13 10:00 AM

Even though e-cig smoking looks like traditional tobacco smoking it is not...there is not smoke or tar. Can we please stop lumping e-cigs in the same category as tobacco products. I understand in public in can confuse people because it looks so similar but it is not even close to being the same thing.

Robert Monroe ****HaloCigs****

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TruthSeeker

May-06-13 7:34 AM

Mayor is already attempting to undo his STUPIDITY. THIS is going to cost Buckhannon a ton of money as we smokers will NOT shop in the city NOR pay to use their parks/recreation facilities anymore for family reunions. I've already made other arrangemnts this summer for other places OUTSIDE Buckhannon, so there's rental $$$ lost just from MY family alone. And that is rentals for SEVERAL times per year! I suspect you add up all other smokers and it won't take long for the STUPID mayor to make another CHANGE.

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Skycat

May-05-13 1:02 PM

Ban advocates have selective paranoia. They won't stand for the slightest bit of secondhand smoke but they will expose themselves to potentially deadly viruses and other biohazards known to be transmitted in the breath of diseased people walking among us.

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Independentview

May-04-13 2:02 PM

To finish previous post: And, for more perspective, we have a facility located WITHIN the corporate limits that give direction to girls and women about where to obtain an abortion. What priorities in disaray---God help us!

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Independentview

May-04-13 1:43 PM

Hmm, let me see if I can get my head around this issue. The question that begs an answer is, and I'll limit this to those that reside within the corporate limits, are not smokers taxpayers too? And smokers that reside within the corporate limits pay a higher tax rate as do non-smokers, just for the "priviledge" of living within those corporate limits? Yet city fathers and mothers are restricting one segement of residents (smokers) rights while bolstering another (non-smokers) segement? And, as to "festival" areas, I would be more concerned about the pollutants contained in diesel smoke from the carnival rides, diesel fire trucks, diesel farm tractors and methane from horse manure on Main Street than I would cigrettee smoke. And all because the FRN director asked council to stop smoking in the city parks and recreation centers. And, for more perspective, we have a facility located within the corporate limits that give direction to girls and women about where to ha

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