posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 12:19 AM
As a smoker.. I can honestly say that I am so sick and tired of "non-smokers" complaining all the time.
In New York, we are not allowed to smoke near buildings, not allowed to smoke in bars, etc etc etc. We are taxed like crazy ($10+ for one pack). We
are constantly put down, ridiculed and called stupid names by people such as the OP. And its all nonsense.
Don't want your kids to smoke? Be a better parent and educate them. Don't say "oh well all cigarettes should be illegal" because someone doesn't
have the power or the ability to educate their children.
Don't want to breath second hand smoke? That's fine. As a smoker, who knows plenty of other smokers I can say that I don't know any one of them who
blows smoke in others faces. Or who blows smoke at kids. When I would smoke at work, we would intentionally go away from the buildings, side walks or
any other "public" area. Not that we had to. We were just being courteous.
If you want to get rid of cigarettes because they "clog up your hospitals" then you damn well better press for getting rid of ALL alcohol. I know
the innocent victims of drunk drivers clog up your hospitals right? Or the chronic alcoholics who need constant treatment, or liver transplants. They
too clog up your hospitals.
I'm just sick of this one sided view on smoking.