Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-18-2006, 04:38 PM   #1
Rivet Master
 
DavidsonOverlander's Avatar

 
1964 26' Overlander
1974 31' Sovereign
Milton , ON
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 798
Images: 4
Congratulations Smokeless Joe

Congratulations to Smokeless Joe (Sergei Sawchyn) who has been awarded the first Heather Crowe Award by the Ontario Minister of Health Promotion, Jim Watson. The award is named for an Ottawa bartender who is dying from years of second-hand smoke.

Sergei was far ahead of the times when he opened Smokeless Joe's in Toronto in 1996 as the first smokeless bar in the city.

You can read about it here: http://www.torontosun.com/News/Colum...8/1399134.html
Attached Images
 
__________________

__________________
Grant Davidson
Milton, ON

1946 Spartan Manor
1954 Va-Ka-Shun-Ette
1964 Overlander
1965 Avion C-10 Truck Camper
1974 Sovereign
2005 F-350 SRW 4x4 crew cab long box
TAC ON-5
DavidsonOverlander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2006, 04:48 PM   #2
3 Rivet Member
Commercial Member
 
Jim Jarzabek's Avatar
 
1950 25' Cruiser
Currently Looking...
Currently Looking...
Lebanon , Ohio
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 238
Images: 16
Gutsy & Admirable...

Now that, is customer service!
Going against the grain to do what is in your customers' best interest is not always appreciated......
__________________

__________________
Jim Jarzabek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2006, 04:53 PM   #3
Site Team
 
Janet H's Avatar

 
1964 26' Overlander
1964 19' Globetrotter
Eastern , Washington
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 12,447
Images: 90
Three cheers! As a performing musician, I have had my fill of smokey venues. We now avoid them like the plague. Smoking is a personal choice - I choose not to smoke, my own .... or anyone elses.

Washington State just passed the toughest second hand smoke law in the US and the appeals are already being filed. Should be interesting....
__________________
1964 Overlander | '08 Touareg V6
Current Project: 1964 Globetrotter

.
Let's have a polishing party: I'll supply the trailer and buffing supplies. BYOB (bring your own buffer)

AirForums Custom Search
Janet H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2006, 10:24 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
DavidsonOverlander's Avatar

 
1964 26' Overlander
1974 31' Sovereign
Milton , ON
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 798
Images: 4
Press Release

Here's a link to the official press release:

http://www.mhp.gov.on.ca/english/news/2006/011706.asp
__________________
Grant Davidson
Milton, ON

1946 Spartan Manor
1954 Va-Ka-Shun-Ette
1964 Overlander
1965 Avion C-10 Truck Camper
1974 Sovereign
2005 F-350 SRW 4x4 crew cab long box
TAC ON-5
DavidsonOverlander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2006, 09:42 AM   #5
The Hawk's Lair
 
cooperhawk's Avatar
 
1985 34.5' Airstream 345
BACK WOODS , Minnesota
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 922
Images: 9
Exclamation Smokless

Minnesota is getting real radical as well. We don't smoke but we do get tired of seeing the ad about the waitress in Thunder Bay who is dieing of lung cancer. She is in remission and doing well and we all know it, so the whole thing is a lie.
Did you also know that the CDC came out with a report that if you are obese you are more apt to die of heart failure than if you smoke. Isn't that good news for those folks who quit and gained weight.

I don't care what they do, but I would a least like to hear true things.
__________________
AKA THE GUNNER
There is no "I" in the word "team," but there are four in "Platitude Quoting Idiot!"

AIRSTREAM 345 TURBO-DIESEL
VFW, LEGION, NRA


cooperhawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2006, 09:52 AM   #6
Rivet Master
 
3Ms75Argosy's Avatar
 
1975 Argosy 26
1963 24' Tradewind
Seattle , Washington
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 2,341
Images: 7
So nice!

Here in Seattle, we banned smoking from all public buildings - including bars! You have no idea how nice it is to visit a bar and not go home smelling like an ashtray.

Smoke damage is real - even if you are in "remission" it doesn't mean your lungs are better. Your ablity to transfer CO2 to O2 is forever damaged. Even if the damage is stopped, having no lung capacity is still having no lung capacity. That's the truth.

Good going Joe!
Marc
__________________
3Ms75Argosy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2006, 11:52 AM   #7
Rivet Master
 
myboyburt's Avatar
 
1993 25' Excella
Beautiful , New Hampshire
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 2,705
Images: 12
Blog Entries: 7
The one thing I miss about living in Massachusetts

Most (if not all) of the towns and cities in Massachusetts have gone non-smoking in public buildings. We moved to New Hampshire a year and a half ago and this is not the case here in the Granite State. It's the only thing I miss about living in MA, being able to go out to a local pub, sit at the bar and not end up being engulfed by second hand smoke.
__________________
Michelle & Leon
New England Unit

myboyburt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2006, 02:29 PM   #8
Tom, the Uber Disney Fan
 
Minnie's Mate's Avatar
 
2006 30' Safari
Orlando , Florida
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 4,693
Images: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3Ms75Argosy
Here in Seattle, we banned smoking from all public buildings - including bars! You have no idea how nice it is to visit a bar and not go home smelling like an ashtray.
In last year's General Assembly, Georgia's Legislature gave all of us non-smokers a very nice gift and made it illegal to smoke within 50 feet, I believe, of the entrance to any publically occupied building. This includes restaurants, etc. The only exceptions are buildings that adult only such as drinking only bars (no minors allowed, non-pub style), strip clubs, etc.

I am sooo glad of this. I can't tell you how often I have been to popular restaurants and been seated with my wife and small children at a table directly next to the smoking tables or given the choice to wait another 45 minutes to an hour to be seated further away from the smoking section. This just wouldn't work with hungry pre-schoolers, nor would going to another restaurant to start the waiting game over only to be at the end of an even longer line where we may have to wait more than an hour to be seated. In our community there are only a finite number of family friendly restaurants where my wife can eat with her delicate digestive system.

Since that law went into affect last July we haven't had any problems with second hand smoke or having to eat in a rush to get away from it.
__________________
Minnie's Mate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2006, 03:34 PM   #9
Rivet Master
 
DavidsonOverlander's Avatar

 
1964 26' Overlander
1974 31' Sovereign
Milton , ON
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 798
Images: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by cooperhawk
Did you also know that the CDC came out with a report that if you are obese you are more apt to die of heart failure than if you smoke.
What about cancer?

At least there is no danger to others from "second-hand fat".
__________________
Grant Davidson
Milton, ON

1946 Spartan Manor
1954 Va-Ka-Shun-Ette
1964 Overlander
1965 Avion C-10 Truck Camper
1974 Sovereign
2005 F-350 SRW 4x4 crew cab long box
TAC ON-5
DavidsonOverlander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2006, 04:20 PM   #10
Rivet Master
 
SmokelessJoe's Avatar
 
1976 Argosy 24
now being enjoyed by Heath and Mary in , Vermont
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,422
true things

Cooperhawk:

If you’d really “like to hear true things” (or read them), you can easily go to this page belonging to the American Cancer Society


http://www.cancer.org/docroot/PED/ped_10.asp


Similar facts will be found at sites belonging to

The American Medical Association
The United States Surgeon General’s Office
The Mayo Clinic
The Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute
pretty well any website of any American Hospital
pretty much every State Government website
and countless, countless others

The facts are that Smoking is killing your fellow Americans. About a half a million fellow citizens every year.

I note that you are likely a Veteran of a Foreign War. This is more Americans than your country has ever lost on foreign soil.

You fought in those foreign wars to protect the RIGHT of your fellow citizens to live in a DEMOCRATIC society were you ELECT leaders to LEGISLATE for the common good.

Every American should have the right to breath clean air in any public space - which includes bars, restaurants, hotels and the like.

That’s why laws are changing everywhere across your great land.

Your saying that Heather Crowe’s story is “a lie” is an undignified slander.

Heather is sadly dying of her condition. That’s why the Ontario Government named the Award after her; so that she would know that her speaking out on this subject was honored in the time she has left.

Most of the people here are intelligent, thoughtful people and they know the difference between real facts and bizarre theories.

Here’s two more thoughts for you:

- there is no permanent remission from lung cancer
- your Airstream will sell for more if you don’t allow anyone to smoke in it.

Sergei



__________________
SmokelessJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2006, 09:33 PM   #11
Tom, the Uber Disney Fan
 
Minnie's Mate's Avatar
 
2006 30' Safari
Orlando , Florida
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 4,693
Images: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by DavidsonOverlander
What about cancer?

At least there is no danger to others from "second-hand fat".
Thank goodness. At least I don't have the guilt of my extra girth being more dangerous to the kids at the next table than they are to me...unless you count the example I am giving them.
__________________

__________________
Minnie's Mate is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LP Gas/Carbon Monoxide Detectors Joseph O. Smith LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 28 11-02-2002 02:22 PM
Finally! Bringing it home... pjtaia Our Community 12 09-30-2002 09:31 PM
Thanks(Help Decide) SAM Our Community 3 09-14-2002 06:26 PM
In need of an appraisal escapeez Our Community 27 08-24-2002 07:52 AM
Blinds ALANSD Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 35 04-01-2002 02:54 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.