Wednesday, November 08, 2006

A Million Thank Yous

A great thanks to everyone out there who voted yesterday. I would like to say a million thank yous to the Ohioans who voted for our state-wide smoking ban. I couldn't be more excited.

9 comments:

Michelle said...

Hey! I was trying to find out the results online, but didn't have any luck. So, it sounds like issue 4 failed and issue 5 passed, is that correct? yay!

Meredith said...

Yep. Issue 4 failed big time and Issue 5 passed with a small margin. Hopefully this will be the last time we have to vote on this. (This is the fourth time I have voted on a smoking ban.)

Michelle said...

no kidding. shouldn't there be something like "double jeopardy" with that? I mean, I know they're not exactly the same issues, but still, how many times do you have to have a smoking ban upheld before they actually believe the citizens really want it?

Dave said...

At some point, I would think R.J. Reynolds would decide it's not worth pouring millions of dollars into failing campaigns like Issue 4.

Meredith said...

I've heard there's a national campaign coming to make all the US smokefree. Wouldn't that be terrific?

Michelle, is Atlanta smoke free?

Jason said...

Supposedly, Issue 5 goes into effect in early December. That's according to the news report I heard on WTVN 610 AM, right after Paul "You know what the news is.....now you're going to hear.....the rrrrrrrrrrrrrrest of the story!" Harvey.

Michelle said...

Good question, Meredith. I'm not sure if Atlanta is smoke-free. We don't go out much, so I haven't really noticed. I'll have to check into that.

Dave--exactly what I was thinking, although, apparently they have money to burn, so to speak. maybe that's partly why we dislike them so much!

Meredith said...

I also heard the smoking ban takes effect in 30 days. However, I also heard on the news that SmokeLessOhio is going to take it to court. Good grief! We have voted and voted and voted on this issue. The people have chosen!

Jason said...

HEED these words, for they contain MUCH WISDOM! I possess the knowledge of the ancients. According to a local bar owner, the smoking ban, as created by Issue 5, will take effect on Thursday, December 7. There is, however, a two-month moratorium on fines; thus, people and businesses will not be fined until February 7, 2007.

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