posted on May, 2 2007 @ 09:38 PM
Originally posted by scooler1
Why should the non-smoker be the one to have to go to another place because we choose not to pollute our bodies with something that is clearly
Because you are a consumer
living in a capitalist system (if you're in the US.) Therefore, you take your complaints to the owner of the
establishment and tell them that you won't come back if they allow smoking. I have a feeling that if they care enough about your business
worry enough about you leaving, they'll change their policy.
I think that is BS, if you want to do something harmful to your body, go ahead, but don't subject me to your poor choices.
I am not smoking, but I am not the ex-smoker that gives hell on earth to everyone that smokes around me. Call me silly, but I am more concerned about
being stuck behind a vehicle that is blowing black smoke out of his exhaust than the dude next to me puffing on a cigarette.
"The effects of airborne pollutants on the immune system have been most widely studied in the respiratory tract. An airborne pollutant may enter
the respiratory tract as a volatile gas (e.g., ozone, benzene), as liquid droplets (e.g., sulfuric acid, nitrogen dioxide), or as particulate matter
(e.g., components of diesel exhaust, aromatic hydrocarbons). These pollutants interact with the immune system and may cause local and systemic
responses ranging from overactive immune responses to immunosuppression. Most airborne pollutants are small molecular weight chemicals that must be
coupled with other substances (e.g., proteins or conjugates) before they can be recognized by the immune system and cause an effect. Some disorders
which may occur because of pollutants in the respiratory system are the following:
Immunosuppression can be demonstrated following exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (e.g., 2,3,7,8-tetrachlordibenzo-p-dioxin).
Hmm.. now lets see how many cars there are compared to smokers?
The table below shows the status of each chemical in the reregistration review process, and provides links to a chemical's Web page and any
decision documents or fact sheets that are available. Information that may be available on a chemical Web page include the Chemical Review Manager
contact information, Docket ID number, decision and fact sheet documents, Federal Register notices, and related
Go through all those chemicals and tell me what's scarier.
Here is a thread on the recent Pet Food Problems
and the possibility that human food
, and I stress could
Yet we worry about smoking.
Oh, and niteboy, driving cars and smoking are not even related. Don't get mad at those of us for choosing to live a healthy life. According to
your signature man has no right to kill his brother but here in IL 8 people die every day from second-hand smoke related illnesses. Is that
I think first off that I have shown how dangerous car exhaust can be, but you want to drive right, and don't want me interfering with my bike riding
breathing in your pollutants?
Give me that source with 8 people in Illinois dying each day, and then let's compare the number of people that die from other preventable causes, and
we'll go from there.
*Edit, my grammar is not the greatest tonight.*
[edit on 5/2/07 by niteboy82]