Smoke Free Restaurant and Bar! Would you go more or less?
- I would go much more
- I would go more
- I would go much less
- I would go less
- I would go just as usual
I was wondering if your guys would support Smoke Free Regulation recently causing a big debate in the Legislative Yuan in Taiwan. The law, called Tobacco Hazards Control Act if passed, will ban smoking in all indoor public and workplaces, including all restaurants, clubs and bars etc. It has a grace period of a year and half. Chances of not passing in this terms is quite significant.
The local leading anti-tobacco organizaiton- John Tung Foundation, is pressing hard to go total smoke free, which will make Taiwan, one of a few smoke free pioneering countries/regions. The tobacco industry also presses hard. They mobilizes hospitality business and other businesses to against this act in the congress.
Ireland, New York City, California(more than 20 states have similar ban on smoking and Provinces in Canada as well), Scandinavian countires, Italy and several other european coutntries are either already going smoke free or having their laws debated.
It is partially due to an international treaty call Framework Convention on Tobacco Control(FCTC), the first and first Public Health related has ever signed, ratified in such short period of time.
The question is, will you go to a smoke free bar? Do you support Taiwan to go Smoke Free? and If the ban comes into force, will you go less or more?
Personally I support this regulation and will go more if bars are smoke free. I think bar workers should not be victims of second hand smoke which has proved to be Calss A carcinogen. I work as an consultant at the John Tung Foundation, so I am biased but I really would like to hear your opinions. If more people concern this topic, a poll might be a good idea.[/b]