Where I am from, it is illegal to smoke in any public place at all. Even bars it is illegal. Anytime an establishment is caught having people
smoking indoors will suffer a serious fine.
Anyone who thinks smoking is their right and US
non-smokers should just shut our pies are absolutely ridiculous. If you want to smoke your
death sticks that is your choice, and you have every right to exercise it. But when that action is going to kill those around you, then you have no
right to do this in public.
Saying second hand smoke may not be as deadly as they say.. cmon now. Think of all the toxins in these, and the smoke that is coming off the end of
the cigarette have not even travelled through the filter which probably does nothing anyways.
I hate smoking and am totally against it, but I don't condemn somebody on the street who has me gagging on the reek of this crap hes sucking in.
Three years ago my stepfather was battling cancer over christmas.. had his bladder among many things removed and then had to live with a bag on his
side to urinate in. After all of this, he still could not stop smoking and then within 3 months he took a heart attack and died.
Now this was his decision to smoke, and there is nothing I or you can do about that. But your notion that people should beable to smoke wherever they
please, where they could pass this on to innocent bystanders is too much.
Right now it may seem extreme, but in the future a lit cigarette in public will be considered the same as a loaded gun. I hope so anyways.
Let's ban driving. No it's a risk that comes with working outside.
Your emotion that is leading to these dumb comments, completely wipes out any validity you may of had.
Our governenments are not going to ban an item that makes them millions and millions of dollars a year, probably even more, But to the non-smokers
they have to do something to keep them happy. Hence these by-laws, and when these are installed, the ignorant with the death stick in his or her
mouth believes this is some god given right to poisen everyone else around him.
So why don't they ban cigarettes all together? If it so harmful, which I admit it is to those who smoke. Why is it legal? Why don't we just have a
ban on smoking all together. Surely if it's dangerous then why give it to us.
Do you need the government to let you know what direction to wipe your backside? How about making a decision on your own and stop blaming everyone
If you want to kill yourself with cigarettes, I think you should take it outside, so the rest of us aren't urinating in bags and breathing through a
whole in our throats. Thank you very much.
[edit on 14-2-2006 by chissler]