reply to post by SG-17
So you are an asthmatic. SO WHAT! Why do I have to live as if I had your disease? What gives you the right to demand not be be "assaulted' if I
don't have the same right?
You say the problem is with tobacco smoke but not other kind of smoke. What a schlemial you are? Smoke is smoke. It is the by-product of the
combustion of any kind of organic. It all has the same metals, the same polyaromatic hydrocarbons, the same benzenes, the same formaldehyde, the same
nitrosamines if the organic on fire has the same nicotene content (ie cooking eggplants and tomatoes).
What you are falling for and what you believe is the propaganda that anti-smokers have developed to hype the hysteria.
Did you know that at one time, we were told that smoking (and exposure to SHS) CAUSED asthma? That lie went out the window when the asthma rate went
up 800 % since the 1960s, almost in lock step as the smoking rate in the population went down.
Did you know that the sole source of solensol is from tobacco and that many asthmatics find that they can forego medication if they just smoke when
they feel an attack coming in. For a millenia, man burned organics in their homes to cook food and for heat. For millenia, our homes were filled
with smoke and we all breathed it in. Our respiratory systems developed and evolved in the presence of smoke.
When we turned from the direct burning of organics to electricity and gas to heat our homes and cook our food, the respiratory systems of our children
were not challenged. As a result, they became hypersensitive and we now have an epidemic of disable people dependent on Big Pharma to breath.
When I was a child, there was maybe only 1 kid in the neighbourhood who had asthma and life-threatening allergens were virtually unknown. Now since
the anti-smokers had their way, everyone has asthma and allergies
There are thousands of contaminants that provoke the hypersensitive respitory systems of asthmatics including pollen and the most prevelent of all
cockroach poop. How will eradicating just one make such a huge difference.
So would asthma and asthma attacks cease to exist if smoking were eradicated? The history of the last 50 years or so indicates that it would get
And why does your being an asthmatic mean I can't enjoy a day in the park or at the beach or give up my consitutional right to peaceful assembly. If
smokers can't assemble in public buildings, parks, beaches etc, then they lost their right to peaceful assembly.
Just where did you get the notion that you are more important than me? What other diseases should the public be changing their life style for? Many
people are allergic to fragances - why would you, of all people, not support the ban on fragances? Are people with fragance allergies less important
Tired of Control Freaks