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Can I Smoke Inside A McDonald's Playplace? (Should I?)

(edit #2 - putting this under 'hidden knowledge' until I can do a complete rewrite. I will be doing this event as a publicity stunt to promote the newest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary and their newly-revised definitions for the words freedom, slavery, ignorance, work, war, peace, play, and a few others. Please excuse my vamoose)

(edit- there is a misunderstanding and it's my fault. I'm planning to do this and have been planning it since shortly after the smoking ban went into effect the day after Independence Day, 2010. I know how I'm going to do it but not yet sure if I should. Hence the post)

Wisconsin has a smoke-free workplace law.

Some McDonald's restaurants have 'playplaces'.

A playplace is by definition not a workplace.

Question: Should I go in, order a salad and a coffee, and enjoy them with a cigarette?

I'm not sure what this would accomplish but it would make for some entertaining youtube.

I'm trying to do the right thing but the law is so confusing...

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The only way to get me into a McDonalds would be by force

And I have never and would never enter one of those playplace nightmare areas. But, I don't know what the Wisconsin law is, but out here in liberal land, the west coast, you have to be 25 feet from an entrance.

Plus, McDonalds could have their own rules, since they are a private company, in addition to whatever the law is. My smoking husband gets around these regulations by sitting in the car and smoking. So far, no one has challenged him on this.

Electronic Cigerettes

I switched to E Cigs and Walmart won't let me vape them on their premises. I have practiced stealth vaping, but if people see the vapor they will get offended because it looks like smoke. I think the only one people can even smell is the vanilla flavor.

ehh emm

A lesson in Liberty my friend. cheers

His name is Edward Snowden

What is Capitalism?

Vape an E-Cig

You can vape anywhere without being obnoxious and it is actually a great conversation starter.

the ban does not include ecigs

so there would be nothing to prove.

Chris Indeedski!

Daily Paul cured my abibliophobia.

Fair Enough

Then I'd let it fall on property rights. Since McDonald's is a private company, I'd follow their posted rules with no regard to what the state says.

If your example were a public place instead of private, I'd be breaking the rules by smoking where prohibited by government. It would then be a choice of whether or not to stage an act of civil disobedience, which would probably be contextual.

Clearly McDonalds is already in an act of defiance...

by naming parts of their stores 'playplaces' so as to resist they tyranny of the statewide 'workplace' ban.

I'm pretty sure McDonald's legal team will back me on this.

Chris Indeedski!

Daily Paul cured my abibliophobia.

Hold off on the cigs

Bring a flask instead.

Ron Paul Was Right

it's a smoking ban

not a drinking ban

Chris Indeedski!

Daily Paul cured my abibliophobia.

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Before you do that

I'd ask McDonald. It is his place, after all. I think the right thing to do in this situation would be to respect private property.

After all, if you walked into the Daily Paul and lit up a cigarette, I wouldn't be too happy about it. (I might be tempted to ask you for a toke, and that wouldn't be good for me.)

And while it might be entertaining for you, it would be pretty annoying for the employees, both at McDonald's joint and this place.

I think

the restaurant is only named after McDonald, Mayor McCheese actually runs the show. ;-)

McDonald seems ok with this guy smoking, look at that big smile on his face.