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Originally posted by Maslo
reply to post by TarzanBeta
I strongly disagree. Your child has a right to not be harmed, and you should not be allowed to smoke around children, period. I dont see how being a parent is relevant to this. Being a parent does not give you any authority do harm your child, and certainly does not give you any authority to give him rights or not. Your child is not your pet. You should not even have a right to harm your pet, while we are at it.
Originally posted by TheRedneck
reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
Way to miss my point... does smoking cause a loss of motor control? Delusions? Hallucinations? Loss of inhibitions? Violent tendencies? (Well, maybe toward anti-smokers, so I'll concede on that last one. )
As far as lowering intelligence... just say as a smoker for 40 years with a two-pack-a-day habit, I guess I am the poster-boy for the anti-smoking campaign...
Originally posted by tsloan
Who cares let the smokers ,smoke time will deal with them..sooner or later they will be pushing up grass blades and the next generation will get smarter and the smokers will shrink...no need to panic of fight it. It will eleminate it's own need for consumption..
Originally posted by loves a conspiricy
Im sure kids breath in more poison than second hand smoke as soon as they step outside the front door.
Smoking is NOT hard to quit....i have quit several times in my life....for years at a time. Its more to do with personality....like some people cant be hypnotized.
Think of all the toxins in the air outside...all the fumes from cars, all the chemicals from industry....these are more harmful.
Even when cooking on a gas stove your releasing unburned gases into your house...all hype me thinks
EDIT: Certainly NOT grounds to have your children taken away from you.edit on 20-2-2011 by loves a conspiricy because: (no reason given)
EDIT2: I love the way it tries to scare people....you will be more likely to become a drug addict if your parents smoke....hahaha too funny
My grandad has been smoking since the age of 14....hes 87 and NO CANCER...my nan smoked for over 50 years....NO CANCER. My great nan died at 98....smoked for 60-70 years....NO CANCER.
My parents arent drug addicts....neither am iedit on 20-2-2011 by loves a conspiricy because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by tom goose
there is a difference between a parent that smokes and a parent that smokes in the house. We have a smoking table outside and only go there when child is busy. I enjoy a cigarette and cup of coffee, but obviously choking your child out with smoke is stupid
My parents smoked with me in the car, at the table, in fact if you remember the smoking laws 20 years ago, we were all subject to second hand smoke on buses in malls, on planes, in theaters... you name it, i guess anybody alive back then should have lung cancer by now so we are ALL going to die now...