Originally posted by The Teller
John Cleese once said that he was in a restaurant eating a meal when a couple on the next table finished eating and started smoking. He asked them to
stop while he ate and they refused. So he went over and farted at their table while they ate dessert. What's the difference indeed, except farts
can't killI suppose!
Yes well thatís utterly stupid just like john cleese. Maybe he should have gone to a non-smoking restaurant.
Originally posted by LostSailor
Im a smoker....
I can understand not smoking in working places and other areas like this. But what do people expect when they go to a bar or night club? Actually,
bar and night club owners in cities that have this ban are starting to complain about it because they're losing buisness. Also, most of the people
that are so for banning smoking in these places, never even go to them. This is just taking the whole "lung-hugging" way to far.
I'm almost seeing the anti-smoking thing in America as the prohibition of the new age. Pretty soon I'll be a criminal just for having a smoke.
What the hell is goin on?
You have the right to walk away from me when I light up a smoke. Maybe you should go outside when I have a cigarette.
Second hand smoke.... you have more chance of getting a brain tumor from your cell phone or cancer from drinking tap water. Seriously
My god we actually agree on something.
Originally posted by LostSailor
Shoot I can do one better than that even... Automobiles should be banned. Cars kill more people then smoking and drinking every year!!!
DOWN WITH THE AUTOMOBILE!!!
We could end up mates. But exactly automobiles pump out enough stinking pollution and not only kill people and wildlife they harm the planet on an
unprecedented scale. But do we see them banning the car do we see adverts telling us how harmful cars are to the environment. Do we see big stickers
on them telling us these things in big suggestible lettering? No. Thatís why this whole banning of smoking is a taking of rights.
Although i agree on non smoking in work places and restaurants [regardless of the cleese comment] to ban it in pubs and clubs? To deny a working man a
pint and a cigarette is pathetic.
Originally posted by KrazyJethro
You can choose not to eat at McDonalds (which obesity is almost as bad as smoking) which is known to have extremely bad food for your body, and WILL
contribute to health problems.
Case in point. Many Denny's in my area (a local favorite for the after bar scene, goths, misunderstood poets, etc) went non-smoking. This was bad
for the crowd that packed them in the evenings and early morning.
They are still packed and people smoke outside or not at all.
Obesity. Is a dreadful thing. I canít stand the site of fat people they take up far to much space they take longer to get out of the way. Example at a
fire drill i got stuck behind this fat guy and i couldnít get past, we would have burned to death by the time he got outside. And why? Because he was
to FAT. Because he couldnít lay of the fatty foods. But do we see health warnings at the bakers or at the sweet shop [loli shop if your an aussie]. No
we bl@@dy donít. Pathetic.
As for those goths and misunderstood poets they are the whole problem with the world. They are the ones that should be fighting back. They need a good
verbal kicking to set them straight. I had this with a punk rocker the other day. He walked passed me with his dog and the dog sniffed at my leg, so i
look at him [just look] and he says SORRY. SORRY. I felt like crying at this point. Whatís the world coming to when a punk rocker says sorry?
Originally posted by JSaulKane
According to ash.org.uk (published in 1999), smokers pay about £10.5 billion in VAT and duty in the UK, but according to NHS figures, only £1.7
billion is spent on tobacco related diseases.
Here we go the absurdity of it all. I wonder where that money goes. Illegal wars shamefully for the smoker. I have met people who have smoked all
thier lives well into thier 80's and the non smokers who they lived with were fine, all those who adhere to this hysterical talk about second hand
smoking are just that, hysterical. GW uses the same tactic with his war on terror mmm maybe thereís a parallel conspiracy with that? Although i do
accept some people may have allergies lots of people have those to all sorts of things, one being nuts. Sorry you will just have to be more careful in
Originally posted by Journey
I just quit smoking, about 2 months ago- and now I feel as if they ought to baned totally, not just in public places. 26 years of addiction!
The dangerous president. Nothing worse then a smoker that has quit. This scoundrel [nothing personal mate] will only make things worse, the whole
situation will have a knock on effect. There will be more of this guy out there pissed because deep down inside they still wish they could have a
smoke but if they cant why should anyone else.
I recently gave up my car for a pushbike. I ride 10 miles to work everyday and 10 back. I have to breath the stinking fumes of them cars on my ride. I
think those drivers are irresponsible to MY needs and should also give up there cars and get on there bikes and all those silly mums in there four
wheel drives that cause congestion they should get on the bus with all the poor families. Before i quit my smoke.
whoop, whoop, loon alert loon alert.
Originally posted by Majic
Then, when Smokey saunters up to the pile of dry brush, oil-soaked rags and dead logs youíre sitting on and asks ďMind if I smoke?Ē, you can just whip
out your bag, hold it in his face, say ďMind if I shake?Ē, then start shaking flour all over him while making comments like, ďMmmm! Thereís nothing
like that smoooooth Asbestosô flavor!Ē
Important Note: After 9/11, some people might get the wrong idea if you sprinkle a fine, white powder all over them. Obviously, it would be
foolish to overlook how sensitive and potentially volatile such a misunderstanding would be, so in addition to commenting on the quality and flavor of
the Asbestos you are shaking, be sure to occasionally yell, ďDonít worry! This isnít anthrax, honest! Nope, itís definitely not anthrax, so donít go
thinking it is, because you would be really, really wrong!Ē Doing this will allay the fears of even the most skittish and suspicious smoker, security
guard or law enforcement official.
. I think i simple yes would have done. And no i donít think a coppers fear would be allayed.
You would most likely be arrested for numerous reasons.
Originally posted by dawnstar
If the studies on global warming doesn't link global warming to our use of fossil fuel, then I believe the studies on shs are even weaker.
And, well, I really do doubt the intentions of those studies, especially when the lawyers that all the legal battles very quickly went on to battle
the junk food resturants and such.
And, well, have you looked at price of those cigarette cessation aids that are sold....boy, some big corporations are really cashing in on this one
It's a very Big Business!!
And, well, if you trace the money, you will probably find that the researchers are funded by people are are cashing in...
Majic, I just used the same argument that you did to refute global warming. If the results of that test isn't credible to you, why should the
studies on second hand smoke? How in the world can anyone take in all the variables that might cause a medical problem....chemicals at home,
chemicals at the workplace, chemicals added to their environment around their home, in their food, in their water.....and walk away saying that second
hand smoke killed anyone? God, Kodak in Rochester increases the risk of those living closeby for pancreatic cancer...guess what...all those people
are more prone to diabetes...so, are how feasable is it that the weeklly big macs and fries that they consumed really caused the problem.
Is this a pick your own poison thing or what?
If you are going to accept one, you should at least accept the other, since the integrety of the science is about equal.
Instead of scapegoating.
This is the best answer. Money. That stuff should carry a health warning to.
As for smokers stinking. Well there are a lot of things that stink. Including YOU. Or are we all to assume you smell of fresh flowers day in day out.
Your chit not stink no. I have to ride my bike past sewage works everyday thereís no way round so....
No, smoking in public should not be banned. Not on the street. Not in the park not anywhere in the open. Establishments should have the right to
decide whether they are smoking or not, until they ban fatty foods and cars at least.
Ridiculous and a sad sad sad sign of our times.
edited for my bad literature
edited oops missed a bit
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