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#59004 - 11/13/02 03:30 PM smoking or non-smoking  
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Hi everyone one this board, Luis here from the Banana "Bunch"

On a previous topic, Tropical Girl and Sandy Crab had some good posts on the no-smoking issue at the new Banana Beach Restaurant.

We haven't really decided on this issue as yet, we are looking into making it a non-smoking dining room, because it's central AC.
The patio outside will actually be a very nice area, where the Pizza brick oven and Brazilian Rodizio will be prepared.

Would like to hear from you all on how much of a problem would be to step outside and "light up".


#59005 - 11/13/02 06:10 PM Re: smoking or non-smoking  
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You can put me down for smoking, drinking,singing, dancing and............ laugh

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#59006 - 11/13/02 06:24 PM Re: smoking or non-smoking  
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I wouldn't mind steppin out for a smoke.At least I have that option. If a smoking and non smoking section isn't feasible,I think those who choose to smoke should respect that those who don't smoke probably want to dine without smelling and breathing your smoke. Hope the resturaunt turns out great! By the way, am I going to get to eat there this week? cool


#59007 - 11/13/02 06:29 PM Re: smoking or non-smoking  
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It may be just as easy and comfortable for non smokers to enjoy the fresh air and breezes on the patio.

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#59008 - 11/13/02 10:43 PM Re: smoking or non-smoking  
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Years ago when I was a smoker I did not see (smell) the big deal. I will admit I saw many PO'd looks from nonsmoking people even in
open air restaurants (Anthony's key, Roatan), now as a nonsmoker I suggest if you can keep the smoke from nonsmokers the better they will like your place. I find smelling cig smoke during dinner nasty mad . Hope that gives a clear breath for the nonsmokers...

#59009 - 11/14/02 03:35 AM Re: smoking or non-smoking  
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I like a smoke now and then myself. That said, having a dining experience where I *don't* have to suffer through a smoker at the next table would be a *delight*. It's not like you are banishing the smokers out into the snow and having them huddle around the office building doors to get their fix. You've made a nice area outside and that should be just fine.

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#59010 - 11/14/02 05:47 AM Re: smoking or non-smoking  



#59011 - 11/14/02 09:48 AM Re: smoking or non-smoking  
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As a recent convert to a smokeless lifestyle, but who is married to a smoker (I wanted to get my wind back, and God help anyone around my wife if she can't have a cigarette), I would say put them in an outdoor area where the natural breezes will dissipate the smoke, for the pleasure of the non-smoker nazis. This would be a logical solution for the problem. Myself, I will accompany my wife wherever she has to go. Force the smokers to deal with the balmy breezes and a view to the stars. I find people who complain about others lifestyle choices to often be much more offensive than smokers. If the smoke gets heavy inside, I realize it is a problem to be dealt with as it is an inconvenience to more than just the non-smokers.

Once we get rid of the smokers, we can start on the drinkers and the eaters of rich foods. Where will it end? I don't know, don't care, as I sure as hell won't be there to watch it. Does this seem to be an American thing?

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#59012 - 11/14/02 10:58 AM Re: smoking or non-smoking  

As a non-smoking, (in fact allergic to smoke) person, that's one of my biggest complaints about Belize. Sometimes, the breeze can help, but I also know of at least a couple of nights in Fidos, when I have left because of smoke. (One night there, a table of cigar-smokers were right next to me.... my rice and beans with stewed chicken was wasted).
I like the idea of a non-smoking area, but you won't see me there with the husband, he is a 3 pack a day person. frown So much for being a member of the Non-smoking Nazi's.....

#59013 - 11/14/02 11:07 AM Re: smoking or non-smoking  
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In the case of allergies or reactions, I wouldn't consider you to be a nazi, you just have a good self interest. Nothing wrong with that. A smoking area would be a logical conclusion to come to. I do object to relegating the smokers to a "less than desirable" area, which apparently is not the case here. Let's just all get along.

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