Most of my friends are smokers. I see most of them at the restaurants after work and on weekend. I may be a non smoker, but I do support their rights. 🙂 Spread the word, and pass this along.
ATTN SMOKERS AND FREE-THINKERS!
As some of you may be aware, the Harlem Township right here in the glorious Rockford area is voting on a smoking ban this March 21st. If this referendum were to pass, it would make smoking ILLEGAL in ALL Harlem Township bars and restaurants. And, as the trend went in Chicago and other cities, it wouldn’t be long until the ban goes city-wide.
This is something that affects everyone, not just smokers. Tobacco is not illegal and smoking is a personal choice, as is being around it. What right does the government – or anyone for that matter – have to tell you that you can’t do something that is completely legal? What’s next, banning alcohol in bars? If you don’t want to be around something, that’s just fine, but YOU avoid it because it’s YOUR personal choice. You don’t tell people THEY can’t do it because YOU don’t like it.
From smokersclubinc.com :
“There are only a few “Antis” taking rights away from a lot of people. There are a lot of smokers, and even more non-smoking folks who are fed up with the Antis taking away personal freedom.
The antis are well funded and do this for a living. When a smoker or non-smoker doesn’t like being told what to do on their own property, the Antis reply by screaming that the person must be a front for “Big Tobacco.”
Any opinion other than theirs is wrong and you are not allowed to ask why.”
The idea of a smoking ban is ridiculous, and this isn’t even about smoking — it’s abot RIGHTS. That’s why we’re staging a Smoke-In Protest at Castaways Bar (10 East Riverside Blvd) on Saturday, March 18th, and we’re encouraging smokers and non-smokers alike to come out and make a stand against this recent trend of thinly-veiled neo-fascism.
What’s a Smoke-In? Think of a sit-in. A basic style of protest.
What do you need to do? You just need to show up.. There WILL be local television coverage of this event, so come out and make your voice heard.
We’re planning on starting the protest at 5pm on Saturday, March 18th and letting it run all night.
So, please, come out and smoke – or don’t smoke – BECAUSE ITS YOUR CHOICE!
To read more about the local smoking ban, you can click here.
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