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Originally posted by Ace High
What makes it even worse is that our government spends millions on these "truth" anti-smoking commercials. Have you ever met anyone who changed a part of their life because the government ad council told them to change?
I see those commercials and it just illustrates government waste and the fact that they think they can control every facet of our lives.
By the way I am not a smoker, well, except for the occasional premium cigar!
It is now against the law to smoke in virtually all 'enclosed' and
'substantially enclosed' public places and workplaces. See below for definitions.
Public transport and work vehicles used by more than one person must be smoke free at all times.
No-smoking signs must be displayed in all smoke free premises and vehicles.
Staff smoking rooms and indoor smoking areas are no longer allowed, so anyone who wants to smoke has to go outside.
Managers of smoke free premises and vehicles have legal responsibilities to prevent people from smoking.
Smoking in smoke free premises or work vehicles: a fixed penalty notice of £50 (reduced to £30 if paid in 15 days) imposed on the person smoking. Or a maximum fine of £200 if prosecuted and convicted by a court.
Failure to display no-smoking signs: a fixed penalty notice of £200 (reduced to £150 if paid in 15 days) imposed on whoever manages or occupies the smoke free premises or vehicle. Or a maximum fine of £1000 if prosecuted and convicted by a court.
Failing to prevent smoking in a smoke free place: a maximum fine of £2500 imposed on whoever manages or controls the smoke free premises or vehicle if prosecuted and convicted by a court.
Originally posted by mblahnikluver
I only started smoking over a year ago. Before that the smoke didnt really bother me. I would just sit in a non smoking area or not go around it. I dont smoke that much and have gone days without one. I have no idea why started either....As for banning smoking outside well that is just stupid! We are inhaling way more toxic stuff outside daily than what is in cigs imo with all the pollution. What are they going to say next you cant smoke in your own home!
Originally posted by Makuahine
reply to post by Amaterasu
What is the fixation on "divide and conquer"? I'm not sure what you think could possibly be gained by dividing smokers and non-smokers. Who in your opinion is perpetrating this "divide and conquer" plan? The government? If it were up to the government agencies, I'm sure they'd want the population to continue smoking because there is a great deal of revenue to be gained via all the taxes. So who's going to be conquered? a bunch of nicotine addicted people? and then what they'll be rounded up and forced to live in smoker's internment camps? To what end?
I am not a smoker and truthfully, I don't give much thought to all the ads about the effects of second hand smoke. What I do know is that cigarette smoke stinks and I don't like it. As soon as I am forced to smell it, I get a headache and my contact lenses start hurting my eyes. I would like to see it banned in all outdoor areas. I cannot stand it when I have my windows open in my home and one of the neighbors goes outside to smoke. I am forced to close all my windows or else my home is filled up with the stinky aroma of tobacco. I wish smokers would smoke inside their own homes and stop smoking outside.
Originally posted by lagnar
"...and now that they're 6 bucks a pack, they're becoming a status symbol. I'm noticing people showing them off everywhere, aren't you? What happened to being ashamed?"
What in this nation isn't being played with the D&C card?
I wonder what else is going on...