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    Iowa bars are now restaurants

    Iowa Lawmaker Says Smoking ban rules overstep legislative intent - Smoking Lobby Forum for Smokers Rights and Smoking Bans

    To get around the smoking ban bill allowing smoking on bar patios (but not restaurant patios), the Iowa Department of Public Health now says if you serve ice at your establishment...then you are considered a restaurant and cannot allow smoking on outdoor patios.

    The Public Health Dept. is basically making up laws because a place is considered a bar if they take in more alcohol sales than food sales (or something like that) per Iowa law.

    So there will be no smoking OUTDOORS at a bar...yet you can chain smoke all you want at Prairie Meadows. Excellent job, Iowa, excellent job.



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    Re: Iowa bars are now restaurants

    Does Prairie Meadows serve ice at their establishment?


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    Re: Iowa bars are now restaurants

    Bottom line is I could care less. Smokers will complain at first but eventually they'll get over it and people will still frequent the bars. It's not like Iowa is the first place in the country to put a ban on smoking.


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    Re: Iowa bars are now restaurants

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Does Prairie Meadows serve ice at their establishment?
    It depends, does the state see a large amount of money from Prairie Meadows?



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    Re: Iowa bars are now restaurants

    Was in CA recently..where there is no smoking allowed anywhere.

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    Re: Iowa bars are now restaurants

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Does Prairie Meadows serve ice at their establishment?
    They call it frozen water so they are exempt.



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    Re: Iowa bars are now restaurants

    That is ridiculous. I'm not for smoking indoors at all but I don't like how they made a law but let the dissenters feel safe that you can still smoke outside on a patio but then they go and change the law about what's considered a restaurant or a bar after the fact.

    Is there any counties or cities in Iowa the limit the purchasing of alcohol on Sundays unless you are a restaurant? I know there is in Illinois.


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    Re: Iowa bars are now restaurants

    the bar in my hometown is saying screw it. the owner says he will let people smoke if they want until he gets his first fine. he said he will pay the first one, but after that will get with the regulars to figure out how they want to handle it.



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    I think I may have to go out next Tuesday to celebrate the new law. I can't wait.



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    Re: Iowa bars are now restaurants

    Quote Originally Posted by Palmer View Post
    Was in CA recently..where there is no smoking allowed anywhere.

    heaven.
    If that is all that Heaven is I am going to be ******.

    Heaven to me is Sauage Egg McMuffins and Cigarettes are good for you.



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    Re: Iowa bars are now restaurants

    I was in Calabasas the other day, and they have a city wide banning of smoking. How can smoking outside hurt anyone?


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    Re: Iowa bars are now restaurants

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneworld View Post
    They call it frozen water so they are exempt.
    Funny thing is I can actually see the words "frozen water" somewhere in this.

    While I am all for this non-smoking thing indoors, outdoors/patios I would be fine allowing smoking as long as it was truly a club/bar.



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    Re: Iowa bars are now restaurants

    Quote Originally Posted by scottie33 View Post
    I think I may have to go out next Tuesday to celebrate the new law. I can't wait.
    I agree. I might actually go to bars again. I might Bowl again. Great for me.



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    Quote Originally Posted by scottie33 View Post
    I think I may have to go out next Tuesday to celebrate the new law. I can't wait.
    Next Thursday is my birthday so I'll be able to celebrate it smoke free too!


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