(WFIE) - Earlier this week, we took a stand supporting an Evansville smoking ban.
We have received a lot of feedback.
Joe Wallace agreed with our stand and says:
"As the smokers rationalize myths to feed their addictions, four members of the city council used these myths to justify irrational and irresponsible votes on Monday night."
The majority of those who contacted me disagreed.
Matt Gasner writes:
"Last I understood it, smoking was a right; it is not illegal to smoke in our country even though you socialists would love to take that right away from people. I am a non-smoker, but I don't support anyone taking rights away from people."
John Limp says:
"Cigarette smoke stinks. Government telling a business owner to ban smoking in his establishment stinks worse."
Debi Garland says:
"There are a lot of small neighborhood taverns that their main business is older citizens that come in, nurse a drink and smoke. These small neighborhood taverns won't survive."
William left a message, saying:
"I don't understand why you are taking a communist view of things. If you truly believe this, what would happen if they took away your freedom of speech and broadcasting?"
And finally, Tom Goodman, the owner of an Evansville bar wrote:
"(He) wants to personally thank the council members who voted correctly to deadlock this smoking ordinance. Now if they want to introduce a new amended ordinance with no exemptions, I would support that wholeheartedly!"
Here is a list of unedited emails that were sent in response: