Thursday, February 01, 2007

second paw

Voluntary doesn't always work. We need to be forced. Please. In the long run it won't make a difference dollarwise if we are on an even playing field.


Anonymous Urban Review said...

Agreed, I'm a non-smoker but I know I run risks by visiting establishments that permit smoking. If Oklahoma can ban smoking in restaurants I would think we could!

1:51 PM  
Anonymous Everett Coop said...

Force em to take it outside. That new place r bar makes the kids smoke outside. It won't kill em to go out and get some fresh air. Set a trend.

1:10 PM  
Anonymous Samantha said...

Make your joint non-smoking. You claim to be a trailblazer of sorts. I and many others would frequent your place a lot more if it were not for the overpowering haze of Marlboro and Kools.

9:09 PM  
Blogger Steven Fitzpatrick Smith said...

I will most definitely if anyone is willing to post an insurance policy on any lost business due to an experiment. It is easy to say it should be done until your entire livelihood, and the livelihood of your family is based upon the business. We are a very different- far more diverse of a place than the newer voluntary non-smoking places. There are different business patterns during the week which would most definitely be effected by a voluntary ban. Force us by law please, it will even out the economic effect.

11:38 AM  
Anonymous samantha said...

you don't serve AB and that has not not hurt business. If people like your place, they won't mind not smoking.

5:12 PM  
Blogger Steven Fitzpatrick Smith said...

Nicotine is far stronger than brand loyalty.

And the boycott is a deal that has worked out financially in the long run despite conventional logic. Again, a financial guarantee is the only way I can risk at this point.

5:35 PM  
Blogger Beth R said...

I have always appreciated the very good quality air circulation in the Royale. Even though there can be many smokers in there, I don't come out smelling like an ash tray or worried that I had just inhaled enough carcinogens to kill an 800-pound gorilla. Thanks!

10:25 AM  
Blogger Steven Fitzpatrick Smith said...

If you ever see me later at night, I am often standing by the door so I can breathe. I always prop the door open or open the door screen allowing a draft to come through and also opening the basement door as well to push the circulation through the house. It is not a great solution, but it helps and we are far better than the other smoke boxes.

12:13 PM  

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