100% Smoke free hotels. Screw that!

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  1. Lt. Mewa

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    This weekend I was out of town staying at a hotel with my girlfriend. On the second day, I noticed a small sticker that said 100% smoke free hotel.

    :wtf:

    They didn't mention that when I checked in. There was no sign on the counter. Nothing that I saw as I checked in and was not told a thing about it. On the first night I noticed there was no ashtray. Now I don't smoke alot but I do like to use an ashtray. I didn't bother to go ask for one.

    The next morning I noticed people outside smoking. That's when I saw the stickers. I do recall in the past being asked if I want a smoking room or not. But in this case no mention.

    Could they have kicked me out if they found out I was smoking in the room? Now I saw other guest with cigarettes in hand but I wonder if they smoked in their rooms?

    How can there be a hotel that doesn't allow any smoking whatsover within the building? Has anyone else run into this?

    Well we had scented candles and put a towel along the door bottom. Fuck em!! :dayton:
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  2. Marso

    Marso High speed, low drag.

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    I run into it everywhere I go. And if the hotel suspects you've been smoking in the room (or can prove it) they'll charge you up to $300 to have the room cleaned/fumigated.
  3. A Bangkok Atheist

    A Bangkok Atheist Don't believe his lies

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    God forbid the hotel owner sets his/her own rules...
    California. But that's thanks to the law, not thanks to sensible owners.

    Though, that does seem stupid that they didn't let you know about with something more than a small sticker.
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  4. Lt. Mewa

    Lt. Mewa Rockefeller Center

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    All they had to say was that smoking was not allowed and we woulda went somewhere else.
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    Now you got me worried. :unsure:

    But I would think that I would have to sign something saying that I would not smoke in the room.
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    Lt. Mewa Rockefeller Center

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    As a young person this is what you have been introduced to as you enter adulthood.

    But us mugs that been around are not used to it after having never run into such a thing in all their years.

    Smokers are really becoming outcasts. But what about the friends that smoke? They might stop by or guys like me that smoke a little?
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  7. Tex

    Tex Forge or die. Administrator Formerly Important

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    I wish they would ban all indoor smoking everywhere. I hate it, I have friends that smoke, they can go outside. I don't care about smokers rights or any of that nonsense. I don't think I should have to smell like a smoker when I leave a bar or restaurant because other people have a bad habit.
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  8. Lt. Mewa

    Lt. Mewa Rockefeller Center

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    I agree in part. Its just that I would figure there would be bigger signs.

    In NYC, it took about 10 yrs to get people to REALLY stop smoking on the bus and train. The law went into effect in the mid to late 60s but people were still smoking on the bus and train well into the mid 70s.

    Now it would be totally outrageous to light up on a bus or train. Seems like they are moving towards NO SMOKING in hotels.
  9. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Just think, in 1973 I signed the smokers' rights petition in our high school, to set up specific smoking areas around the building. These days I just wish Sir Walter Raleigh had died in childbirth.
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    Smokers are just getting rolled over everywhere ya look.

    The gays have a better chance with their wants than smokers.
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  11. Lethesoda

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    My father smokes cigars, and the effect just leaves me retching. On the other hand he complains about my love of horror movies, saying that "We have a choice about what we put in our minds, we should always try to keep good things in and bad things out".

    That might deserve a thread.
  12. Lt. Mewa

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    A thread on ya fathers hypocrisy?:marathon:
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    That might be Blue Room, but I'm more concerned about talking about Horror Movies.
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    Lt. Mewa Rockefeller Center

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    I'm pretty sure we can still smoke in motels. :ecc:
  15. Man Afraid of his Shoes

    Man Afraid of his Shoes كافر

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    Well, you could find a bar that doesn't allow smoking...

    ...but you better enjoy it quick, becaus they're about to go out of business.
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  16. Lt. Mewa

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    Not from what I have seen in NY/NJ. Different people are replacing the smokers who choose to not frequent bars that are no smoking zones.
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  17. Man Afraid of his Shoes

    Man Afraid of his Shoes كافر

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    They can't seem to stay open around here (Family oriented resteraunts are doing okay...there's one here called The Blue Plate Cafe, which is basically a Cracker Barrel with no smoking), but bars aren't making it.
  18. Spaceturkey

    Spaceturkey Drink Me!

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    True dat. The bar scene here in Toronto has literally dried up in the last few years as non smokers haven't replaced the patronage, especially in winter. Smaller places, like neighbourhood diners, have closed their doors altogether as the 40-50 regulars who'd been coming for 30 years stay home.

    On the up side, there's no law against smoking weed in a public place yet. Even better is that its been legal(ish) here for about a month now.
  19. Lt. Mewa

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    Wow. Over here they are laughing in the face of those that said it would kill business.

    But some find it just a wee bit harder to get laid. :shrug: Whadayagonnadoo?!
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    Jeeez, I haven't smoked 'outside' in years.
  21. Spaceturkey

    Spaceturkey Drink Me!

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    Next time you're up, We'll go to the Hotbox Cafe. Or, should it survive, The Shisha Martini Bar... Yup, that's exactly it... Hookahs and Highballs:D:bong: :cheers:
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  22. Lt. Mewa

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    Sounds good as long as I can find a SMOKING hotel. :garamet:
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    In Dallas everything is based on the County. In Dallas county you can smoke in bars, in a neighboring county, Collin, you can't. Bars in both areas are still doing fine, and have been for the last 2 years(that's when this came into effect). The weather isn't as big of a factor here as it is in the north though. Our winters mean 20-30 degree temps and rarely any snow, and smokers can handle that while they suck down their cigs. I can see why it would be a bigger deal in areas where it's 0-10 degrees outside and snowing.
  24. Uncle Albert

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    So don't visit places that permit smoking.

    Who gives a fuck?

    Why don't you go elsewhere? Why is your comfort more important?

    And they will cheerfully return the sentiment. Anyway, the only rights in question on this subject are that of the establishment owner to decide what takes place on his property.

    Again, who gives a fuck? If you don't like it, leave. You don't get to decide for other patrons or the restaurant owner. Tough shit.
  25. Darkening

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    Been gay doesn't give you and the people around you cancer.

    Also does you're girlfriend have the cock as you sure as hell don't.

    Quit been such a whiny cunt for 24 hours.
  26. Lt. Mewa

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    :zod:
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    So thats a yes, she does have bigger balls then you.
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  29. Linda R.

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    :shrug: Pubs around here are much nicer places to be since the smoking ban came in... Can't say anything about restaurants, most of those voluntarily went smoke-free years ago, and I never went to those that allowed it.
    Daughter said that when the ban first came in, she noticed other unpleasant smells in a couple of places, but she says they've been sorted out now.
  30. Man Afraid of his Shoes

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    How do the servers and bar tenders like smoking bans? The Warden used to be in the restaraunt business, and she said smokers were better tippers.
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