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This, I suggest, is really a devised plan to further divide us and conquer us.
I reason this because now there are those who believe that even a whiff of smoke from a passer-by on the street is equal to the threat of inhaling asbestos - and yet...
These same people are inhaling vehicle exhaust, daily and in far greater quantities, without a single objection (beyond comments regarding the stink).
What are they going to say next you cant smoke in your own home!
Ban outdoor smoking? Really?
Even if you hate smoking do you really want the government to have that kind of power?
Originally posted by mostlyspoons
Ciggarettes are a completely unnecessary and harmful addiction.
Originally posted by lightchild
I think there are some hidden benefits to smoking this must be part of another conspiracy!
I wonder if part of the plan is to control people and have us fighting and arguing with one another, perhaps to keep us distracted.
Also to take more money in taxes, in the UK 20 Marlboro king size are
But I think drinking will be next on the list!
Originally posted by Magnivea
I made the vehicle exhaust argument recently. ...
... But still, I thought it was a perfectly valid point and when I was contacted by hospital Admin. after security took my name and department they agreed. Instead of the suspension we are supposed to get, I just got a "go around the corner from now on."
Maybe it's because they're all smokers and I gave them a good excuse. ROFLOFADINGDONG
Originally posted by elfie
There was recently a bill in the Maryland Senate to make it illegal to smoke cigarettes within the limits of a town in our county. I think it was dropped before it got to a vote. At any rate it didn't make it through to become law.
It was brought up by a group because of the reason stated already in this thread-- smoke drifting into the yard of a non-smoking neighbor. I don't know, seems excessive to me.
Originally posted by ExPostFacto
reply to post by lightchild
Do you know if there have been any studies on smokers not getting airborne illnesses as frequently as a non smoker?
It would seem that if you can't absorb much in your lungs due to tar build up that it would cut your risk of inhaling an airborne illness.