billryan
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June 28th, 2020 at 12:43:20 PM permalink
Quote: tringlomane

I don't think there has been an offical scientific study, but basic physics should lead everyone to this conclusion. Smokers usually blow out their smoke forcefully. And they'll be having masks off to do it.

If the tribes have the guts to temp-ban smoking, why not the states?




I have no problem with states banning smoking. I have a problem with a Governor doing it unilaterally.
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June 28th, 2020 at 1:02:37 PM permalink
Quote: AlanMendelson

The governor does not have the independent power to stop smoking in casinos


Right now he does. Nevada is under a disaster declaration which affords this Governor the legal authority to suspend or waive ANY law he wants....with just a signature. A long term solution would be a different story. Right now, Governor can ban smoking in the casinos with the stroke of his pen.

He simply chooses not to.
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June 28th, 2020 at 1:12:37 PM permalink
Quote: Vegasrider

So the new governors directive states that everyone must wear a mask when out in public or in a business. So why are they still allowing people to smoke inside casinos. I’m playing Bingo and I get scolded for not wearing a mask but the people smoking are allowed to have their mask off and smoke?

Something wrong here


Yep. I was at Red Rock the other day. Saw a vaper had his mask pulled down for the entire 15 minutes he was playing slots. A slot attendant even came over as his service button was lit. Not a word was said about his mask. I also saw smokers with it pulled down, not just to take a drag....but down for the entire time I saw them.

The rules are farce.
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June 28th, 2020 at 1:24:10 PM permalink
I was at a casino last night and they had people walking around making sure people were wearing the masks. Even at the bar they required it. You could pull your mask down to take a drink or smoke, but it had to be up between drinks or puffs.
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June 28th, 2020 at 1:57:34 PM permalink
You do have the option of wearing a a face shield vs a mask. If casinos are going to allow smoking, smokers should be required to wear the face shields. That way, it will allow them to smoke without taking anything off.
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June 28th, 2020 at 2:42:56 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

The Legislature only meets for a few weeks every other year and most things need to be approved by two consecutive legislature... State Representatives work part-time, and most have other fulltime careers... rural areas which geographically represent 95% of the state, but only about 15% of the population.



Representation is no longer based on geography, but rather population. Been that way since the sixties ("one man, one vote") so the large majority in the cities has the opportunity to change any of these requirements. They haven't done so. Must be because unlike those who want to rule by executive dictates, the majority likes how things are and are willing to live by, wait for it... the rule of law.

If the Governor has the legal authority to ban smoking under the terms of the emergency declaration and has chosen not to do so, it must be because he doesn't want to, not because he doesn't know he has that power. "Oh, I can ban smoking? Dang nabit', why didn't someone tell me?"
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June 28th, 2020 at 2:52:51 PM permalink
So where do I get a face shield? It might keep the coronamosquitoes out of my eyes.
billryan
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June 28th, 2020 at 2:56:48 PM permalink
Quote: racquet

Representation is no longer based on geography, but rather population. Been that way since the sixties ("one man, one vote") so the large majority in the cities has the opportunity to change any of these requirements. They haven't done so. Must be because unlike those who want to rule by executive dictates, the majority likes how things are and are willing to live by, wait for it... the rule of law.

If the Governor has the legal authority to ban smoking under the terms of the emergency declaration and has chosen not to do so, it must be because he doesn't want to, not because he doesn't know he has that power. "Oh, I can ban smoking? Dang nabit', why didn't someone tell me?"



Nevada voted to ban smoking in most businesses. It was before I moved there, but casinos and some bars were exempted.
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June 28th, 2020 at 3:10:42 PM permalink
Hugo’s Tacos closes in Studio City and Atwater Village, citing ‘constant conflicts’ with guests over masks
https://ktla.com/news/local-news/hugos-tacos-closes-in-studio-city-and-atwater-village-citing-constant-conflicts-with-guests-over-masks/
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June 29th, 2020 at 9:22:05 AM permalink
And I was thinking of making a trip out there. If masks are required, I'll wait.

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