posted on Feb, 18 2006 @ 04:20 AM
Originally posted by MacDonagh
But did they really have to get rid of the smoking room in my college? :/ Only smokers went there, and have coffee with their cigarette.
- That part I must admit I did find unusual.
Personally I expected the 'partial ban' to be the route chosen, at least to begin with.
As an ex-smoker myself I have no desire to see smokers 'victimised' over any of this but on the other hand I think a lot of the comment about this
has been so completely OTT; when things settle down and the implications become clear ways, loopholes and exceptions will be found, they always are.
We didn't expose any non-smokers to our habit.
- It might be argued that you did though.
Cleaners going in to tidy up the place and passing colleagues as the doors were opened, maybe.
There is also a (IMO very valid) argument that by facilitating smoking 'we' are encouraging following generations to take up the habit and why
should 'we', as a society, wish to do that?
I am quite happy that my government has taken steps that should end up making it far less likely that so many of our kids will start smoking.
It is long overdue - especially the moves to break the revoltingly calculated 'appeal to youth' that is, IMO, the association between tabacco and
Is it legislation that banned smoking in public places, including smoking rooms?
- I think so.
But, like I said, many places long ago banned smoking on commercial considerations and that was nothing to do with the government.
I guess I'll go back on my fruit passtille diet, and kick them again.
- You know it makes sense.