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Paul Brown Stadium will give in-out privileges to smokers

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In an effort to get more people to come to Paul Brown Stadium, the Bengals will allow people to leave Paul Brown Stadium for the purposes of sucking tar and nicotine into their lungs.

According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, fans attending NFL game at Paul Brown Stadium will be allowed to get their Mad Men on, exiting the building for a smoke break and then re-entering.

In past years, fans have defied the rules against smoking, accomplishing a different kind of one-cheek sneak in concourse areas and restrooms.

Smokers will have special areas outside Gates A, C, D, and E, which will be sectioned off with bike racks.  (Sounds swanky.)

“We recognize there are strong feelings on both sides of the issue,” Bengals director of business development Bob Bedinghaus said.  “We hope with this accommodation we can strike a middle ground.”

Especially if the middle ground makes the cash register ring by giving folks who can’t go three hours without a cigarette the ability to get their fix.

Besides, maybe it’ll help persuade the President to come to a game.

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36 Responses to “Paul Brown Stadium will give in-out privileges to smokers”
  1. cincinnasti says: Jun 22, 2012 3:17 PM

    YESS!!! My Brother, Sister in law, and Me all got kicked out of Paul Brown in the 2nd quater because of smoking… In an OUTSIDE atmosphere. Hate to say it but this is a smart move by Mikey!

  2. txxxchief says: Jun 22, 2012 3:21 PM

    Nice picture of Barry Soetoro there!

  3. gunpowderjones says: Jun 22, 2012 3:26 PM

    Agree with the move, but in response to the first comment…just because I’m outside doesn’t mean it’s any less annoying when people blow their smoke on me. I can’t walk up and piss next to your leg.

  4. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Jun 22, 2012 3:28 PM

    Ladies and gentlemen…The President of the United States.

  5. jessethegreat says: Jun 22, 2012 3:41 PM

    I thought Rodney King was dead?

  6. abengalfan says: Jun 22, 2012 3:42 PM

    cincinnasti says:
    Jun 22, 2012 3:17 PM
    YESS!!! My Brother, Sister in law, and Me all got kicked out of Paul Brown in the 2nd quater because of smoking… In an OUTSIDE atmosphere.

    Right, because Ohio laws should not apply to you should they?

  7. sellout3871 says: Jun 22, 2012 3:47 PM

    In an effort to get more fans into Paul Brown Stadium, Mike Brown will look into other options, such as smoking, rather than winning football games.

  8. grogansneck says: Jun 22, 2012 3:49 PM

    In related news, Ricky Williams just became a Bengals season ticket holder.

  9. tangerinediesel says: Jun 22, 2012 3:56 PM

    Wait, did this stadium not have a smoking area previously?

  10. dsimp724 says: Jun 22, 2012 3:58 PM

    The other ohio team is installing the same thing in the lockerroom but not for cigarettes

  11. swingondeesenuts says: Jun 22, 2012 4:08 PM

    This story with a picture of Obama smoking? Really? Pretty low class and lame. Let’s keep politics out of football talk.

  12. samoanjungle says: Jun 22, 2012 4:19 PM

    They were so strict on their “can’t leave the stadium” policy the I once saw a lady accidentally exit the souvenir shop, immediately tried to re-enter, and the guard wouldn’t let her back in. He even saw her do it and the game hadn’t even started yet lol.

  13. vincentbojackson says: Jun 22, 2012 4:20 PM

    That explains why there’s so many empty seats at Bengals games. Everybody’s in the crapper sucking on darts.

  14. jcspiggle says: Jun 22, 2012 4:24 PM

    @swingondeesenuts I actually agree with your sentiment, but “low class” and “lame”? You’re handle is swingondeesenuts… I think you’ve championed both of those already.

  15. minnysoda says: Jun 22, 2012 4:25 PM

    I really hope the do gooders out there are not thinking a non smoking ban ANYWHERE in any outdoor stadium is protecting people.
    The odds of someone contracting cancer from breathing in 2nd hand smoke outside for 4 hours is microscopic compared to some one drinking beer in the same stadium and killing you from driving under the influence.
    This fake science has to friggen stop.
    It leads to fraud for money schemes like good old Barry here perpetrated. Can anyone say Solyndra
    (you know Barry’s big contributors that created jobs outside the country and cost US 1/2 a billion dollars) I knew that you could

  16. stlouis1baseball says: Jun 22, 2012 4:35 PM

    Great…now if they can just get the Great American SMALLpark on board we can stop hiding in the concourses while posing lookouts on each end of our group. How freaking hard is it to give a pass out? They do (and always have) Busch Stadium. The system works great. You actually get to go outside, have a quick smoke, go back inside…and not feel like a convicted felon.
    Additionally, this could help the Redlegs actually get people to attend their games as well.
    It’s a win-win.
    To all the anti-smoking…big brother thinking individuals…IT IS OUTSIDE.

  17. stlouis1baseball says: Jun 22, 2012 4:36 PM

    “Pretty low class and lame.”
    Are you referring to our “President” or the picture?

  18. freedomispopular says: Jun 22, 2012 4:36 PM

    If you want to attract more fans to the stadium…here’s a thought…put a better product on the field.

  19. rockthered1286 says: Jun 22, 2012 4:43 PM

    Regardless of the new policy, Charlie Sheen will still not be attending any Bengals games.

  20. dayumyou says: Jun 22, 2012 4:45 PM

    Next they’ll allow hookers to service Johns in the parking lot…oh wait my bad…they already allow this and attendance is still down….Ha Ha Ha!!!

  21. jumbro10 says: Jun 22, 2012 4:47 PM

    Tangerine….ohio state law prohibits smoking at public establishments. Voted on and passed by the people a few years ago. Has been AWESOME!

  22. socaldolfan420 says: Jun 22, 2012 4:48 PM

    the only way i could ever watch a cincy game is if they let me take a fat bong toke mid game.

  23. jjmaddog says: Jun 22, 2012 5:03 PM

    I like it, Ohio cities such as Cleveland used a Sin Tax to pay for the stadium but god forbid you smoke in an outdoor atmosphere. As far as the law goes, Ohio law states it must have 3 walls and a roof to prevent smoking, How does an open air stadium qualify? Wanna stop smoking in the stadium? , stop taxing cigarettes to pay for it!!!

  24. stlouis1baseball says: Jun 22, 2012 5:08 PM

    “just because I’m outside doesn’t mean it’s any less annoying when people blow their smoke on me. I can’t walk up and piss next to your leg.”
    Ummm…yeah…cause’ they are the same thing.
    Wow.

  25. discosucs2005 says: Jun 22, 2012 5:11 PM

    Great, an Obama picture. Now we all have to endure a bunch of wanna be politicos spouting out one liners, calling the president Barry, and using a football site as a medium to talk politics because all their relatives have put their emails in the spam folder.

  26. iknowurider72 says: Jun 22, 2012 5:54 PM

    For all you smokers, how would you feel if someone chewing tabacco spit on you all game. Same situation, you should just accept their lack of consideration.

  27. jcusa514 says: Jun 22, 2012 5:57 PM

    south park hit the nail on the head with an episode a while back. we’ve completely shunned smokers in the US over the past 30 years, but yet we embrace morbidly obese children and adults and tell them it’s ok to be who they are. i don’t smoke, but don’t care if someone wants to. if they do it outside in a certain area of the stadium, thats fine with me. i’m almost certain it will be far away from everyone where it won’t be a problem.

    its great to be healthy, but if someone wants to smoke, let them. i understand if they’re blowing it in your face, but if they’re not, who cares?

  28. pacificnw7722 says: Jun 22, 2012 8:53 PM

    Gave up the “cancer sticks” 8 months ago cold turkey and feel really good. It was very difficult for the first couple of weeks and then you just forget about them.

  29. patsaintsbroncoscheat says: Jun 22, 2012 9:06 PM

    minnysoda says: Jun 22, 2012 4:25 PM

    I really hope the do gooders out there are not thinking a non smoking ban ANYWHERE in any outdoor stadium is protecting people.
    The odds of someone contracting cancer from breathing in 2nd hand smoke outside for 4 hours is microscopic compared to some one drinking beer in the same stadium and killing you from driving under the influence.
    This fake science has to friggen stop.
    It leads to fraud for money schemes like good old Barry here perpetrated. Can anyone say Solyndra
    (you know Barry’s big contributors that created jobs outside the country and cost US 1/2 a billion dollars) I knew that you could
    ___________________
    Fake science? Second hand smoke is harmful that much is proven. Your intelligence on the other hand is far from assured. We just use second hand smoke as an excuse because we do not like the smell of your cigarettes. Like it or not no one plays by the rules anymore and I do not care what I have to do to ban smoking anywhere within my vicinity, whatever I may be doing.

  30. oilman989 says: Jun 22, 2012 9:23 PM

    Don’t really think Obama cares one way or the other if the Bengals permit a re-entry smoke break.

    He’d just invoke his Executive Privilege and do it anyway.

  31. hannahduccab says: Jun 22, 2012 9:28 PM

    Come January 20th Obama is going to have some free time on his hands… maybe the Bengals will have a playoff game for him to enjoy.

  32. kfiz14 says: Jun 22, 2012 9:29 PM

    That’ll go over great with all the Fans that are white trash, which is all of them.

  33. rtk23 says: Jun 22, 2012 10:06 PM

    Obama sucks

  34. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 23, 2012 2:18 AM

    Don’t worry, he didn’t inhale.

  35. propertyofthebroncos says: Jun 23, 2012 11:20 AM

    Everyone has the right to smoke and I have my right for fresh air. I will probably never goto the stadium but good for them. Though why not have a system like Lambeau where you can go outside and come back in so long as you get your ticket scanned both ways? I’ve been to a few stadiums but only have ever wanted to go back out while there because of everything going on outside, but I just assumed they all were like that. Obviously not.

  36. drbandkgb says: Jun 24, 2012 7:48 PM

    So to get more fans into the stadium your sending them out of the stadium?

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