reply to post by Totakeke
Your right, second hand smoke isnt good. But does that mean that your body will be that much more immune to the far more un-healthy things that float
all around us because of a smoking ban?
Someone asked earlier why pollution was mentioned. The point is right there in the first paragraph.
I would submit to folks to take a small step ladder, go up to one of your air vents. Remove the vent cover. Take a white towel tied to a rope and then
shove that towel into the vent using a broom stick or other long stick, then pull that towel out by the rope....and tell us all how clean the air is
your breathing even tho no one in the house smokes.
Try it also at your workplace, at a resturant, church, anywhere there are air vents.
Even try it in your car's air vents on a smaller scale, a white hankie or piece of white toilet paper or paper towel.
Ever wonder why there is a regular cleaning activity called "dusting"? Ever wonder why so much dust accumilates on your nice table or polished
furniture and you dust it every other day or week?
Now no one smokes in your home...and yet here you are breathing in all that dust mites and contaminants and germs and ick all the time!! And there
isnt a smoker in sight!!!
Point here is that there are far more other things that are affecting your breathing and health than someone 4 feet away from you smoking a cig.
Also, its easy to solve the issue....move upwind. And if you dont want to move, well you just made a choice to not make it easy for yourself to do
something for yourself to avoid a problem with your own health!
Surely one could simply take 5 steps up wind from a smoker and resolve the entire issue all together. But no..seems like instead of taking a simple
step turns into a complex act of restricting others rights just because of laziness.
To find which direction the wind is blowing, you can do one of two things.
1. Take a wet finger and point it up into the air and then rotate. When you feel the cool wind on your finger, that is the direction you need to move
2. Simply watch where the smoke floats. Move into the opposite direction of where the smoke is going.
Pretty simple, and quite effective. Hopefully the direction you move to there isnt an idling semi truck or commuter bus or other source of contaminant
generating apparatus pourng 100 times more un healthy stuff into your airzone.
[edit on 13-12-2008 by RFBurns]