posted on Sep, 2 2003 @ 01:13 PM
Hi, all. I live in the UK and am an ex smoker. I certainly dont want to work in an office where I have to wear a gas mask just to breath. However,
when it comes to nightclubs, pubs and bars then you may all be surprised to know that I fully support the RIGHT for smokers to smoke in such venues!
After all, you go to a nightclub for fun and relaxation, right? The local club bouncer doesnt come up to you, put a gun into your face and force you
into his club, does he? Course not. So why are smokers villified in such venues when everyone in there has a simple choice: if you find the smoky
atmosphere really unacceptable then leave and dont go back. Simple, eh? And I have heard (hopefully someone will put me right if I've misheard
this!) that California either has, or intends to, ban people from smoking when walking down the street! That is, an open road, not a mall or
otherwise enclosed area, but on the street! Hmm, now if Hitler had won the war (and who was notoriously anti smoking) I bet even he wouldnt have
dared suggest such a thing! Thoughts on this, anyone?