Originally posted by Griff
To me, this is unequallity at it's best. If cities/states want there to be no smoking, they need to offer the smokers a place to go to
Why? We don't let people smoke crack, anywhere, so not being able to smoke tobacco in public areas isn't oppressive.
Either that or let every smoker work from home.
Why? Smokers aren't disabled. We don't let people that want to be nudists work from home.
It is also not the right of a government to dictate to PRIVATE business owners what they can and can not allow in their places of
This bill has no exception for cigar bars? Odd. Nevertheless, private business, that operate in the public space, have to be subjected to the public
will. We make them have certain numbers of toilets, we enforce building code, we regulate what can happen on their premisis. Heck, if they don't pay
the government, they're not even allowed to serve alcoholic beverages.
I plan on quiting by then, but it is a very hard thing to do.
You've just got to stick with it. You can't start saying 'well, I can have one tonight cuz I am out at the bar with my friends, and it just one or
two', because it will quickly go from bumming one or two now and then, to getting them every weekend, and then you'll be buying packs for those
occasions, and then you'll just be smoking again.
You've just gotta do what you need to do to not light any more up. Whether thats cold turkey for ya, or if thats too tempting, the patch of
something like it, you've just gotta get on with it.
I can still go and buy a bong, and some seeds of the net.. grow a pot plant in my garden and smoke a joint now n then if that was the drug of my
but if i walked outside... then its a whole lotta WHOOOBANG!
I am not sure where you are posting from, but in the US at least, its illegal to possess marijuana, let alone to be smoking it in public.
simply banning it in public sight is the best option, because it forces people to smokin in their homes
Banning it from public places is, to a certain degree, silly. It makes sense for an enclosed environment, like a store, office, restaurant, bar, etc.
But not for sidewalks and parks. Yes second hand smoke can be dangerous, no, not when its in such small concentrations. The fumes from cars on the
streets is worse.
drinking only harms others if you do illegal things, such as drunk driving
ethanol is a poison that we consume in low concentrations and relatively low doses. The psychological effects of being 'drunk' ARE the effects of
being slowly poisoned. Drinking, in and of itself, is harmful. And whether or not you hurt someone because of drunk driving, people DO do it. Far
more people are killed each year by drunk drivers than by second hand smoke.