reply to post by TheFlash
oh, I agree, it isn't discrimination. I'll call it for what it is...
There was way more smokers in the US when I was growing up than there are now. According to what the health experts say, we didn't eat as healthy
I didn't know of anyone as a kid that used an inhaler to breath, and there weren't as many obese people in the world either. wonder why that is?? I
mean, go to any school and take a look in the nurse's medicine chest, but be prepared to be shocked!!! I know I was when I got a glance into one!
Why do we have so many asthmatic kids if it's the smokers that is causing the asthma, only there are less smokers year after year..while more
asthmatics year after year??? same goes for obesity...add, and on and on....oh ya, it's our diet, it's our habits...
oh, really, it seems like the more we clean up our habits, the more we try to eat healthy, the more unhealthy we become!!!! Margarine has replaced
butter as the healthy alternative, corn oil have replaced lard. Skinless chicken, sugar substitutes, fake eggs.....and yet....the people just keep
getting biigger, unhealthier!!!
Obviously, it isn't the way we eat, it isn't the bad habits, that are the core source of the problem!! That person smoking next to you is just a
small itty bitty part of a much bigger problem, not really worthy of much attention, definately not worthy of the amount of attention some are giving
them!! But, it's easier to blame a small group of people than it to face the truth!! That our technology has taken a wrong turn and we've allowed it
to introduce, to inaudate us, with a ton of unhealthy chemicals that are everywhere, in our water, in our soil, and more importantly, in the products
that we just love to buy!!! Yes, technology has made those products less expensive, more effective, ect.....but...well, they are poisoning us...
and that, most people just don't want to face, they love their consumeristic ways! It's just easier to scapegoat!!!
I don't mind if hospitals and medical clinics restrict smoking on their property, or hire just non-smokers, at least they have relatively clean air to
preserve, and many of the sick that they take care of will become sicker breathing in the crap!! But when it comes to banning the smokers from the
print shops, from the plastic factories, from the machine shops, from eastman kodak...or wait a minute....that one didn't fly did it...they decided
they would all be safer if they kept their smokers inside!!!! where they had properly ventilated areas for smoking...lest half of rochester go
well, I am sorry...but well, there is no clean air inside these places to preserve!! Those working in these places are exposing themselves...many
times they know they are....to all kinds of nasty stuff that will cause kidney and liver disease, heavy metal poisoning, brain tumors, pancreatic
cancers, and the list goes on and on.....
just so you can have your precious products that you love so much, and they can have a roof over their head and food on the table for their families!
Ya, some of them smoke cigarettes, why the heck not!! they've maxed out the "safe levels" of exposure to these chemicals a long time ago just doing
their job..producing the products you all love to buy!!! Give us the clean air!!! Then maybe we will worry about preserving it!! But, it's insane
to buy the products they "kill" themselves to produce then gripe about that little bit of smoke that may drift your way from the end of their
cigarette whining because it's gonna kill you!! why aren't you griping at the many drivers that have just passed by you on the highway that are
throwing a ton more toxins into the air.....if that little bit of smoke off the cig is killing you...what in the world do you think the exhaust from
those cars are doing!!!
IT IS SCAPEGOATING!!
and scapegoating usually doesn't do much to fix real problems!!
edit on 27-12-2010 by dawnstar because: (no reason given)