What’s Your Opinion?
What’s Your Opinion? “I don’t agree with the ban because actually a lot of people are not going out because of it. I think New York needs the money from the bars. A lot of my friends are not going out because of the ban.” N. Chee, Canarsie
QUESTION: City health officials issued a report claiming the city is healthier and businesses have not suffered as a result of the smoking ban that went into effect a year ago in restaurants and bars. Do you agree or disagree that the tobacco restriction was a good idea?
|“I agree. Yes, it’s working. People, number one, have become more health conscious. They are learning that second hand smoke can do harm to themselves and to others.” Sylvia Whiteside, Canarsie||“Actually, I think it’s right to ban smoking from restaurants and bars. I know a friend. She had cancer. She got it from smoking. And it’s really nasty to have someone blow second hand smoke in your face.” Terry Shortte, Canarsie|
|“I think it’s a bad idea because a lot of businesses are losing money. Some popular restaurants like the ones I know about in Sheepshead Bay are losing money. People want to sit down and have a smoke after a meal.” Eugene Morgan, East New York|