posted on Nov, 14 2004 @ 12:47 PM
Originally posted by The Teller
The only premise to deny them the job is unsuitability
If you’re a scientist who doesn’t like working on lab rats you don’t apply for a job were you do. You just find another position which is more
suitable. You don’t get hysterical about it saying their discriminating against me because i don’t like working with lab rats. It’s pathetic. The army
in the UK runs an ad, which states if your not a certain kind of person then you need not apply.
No one is going to discriminate against a non smoker he should simply be asked if he minds working in a smoking environment, if he reply’s yes then he
should be asked why he is applying for a job in a smoking environment "Because Mr non-smoker this is a smoking environment where people, who do and
don’t smoke, come to enjoy themselves". I find it very oppressive for anti smokers to do what they are doing. I have no problem with smoking in the
work place in general, but this is a place of relaxation where people should be allowed to enjoy a smoke and a drink and a chat in an environment,
which is relaxed.
Smoking in parks and outdoor places is even more ridiculous because there is no way that you would inhale enough second hand smoke to cause any harm.
It was said earlier about a woman with her baby who moved out of the way of a smoker who had lit up on a pavement outside. That child would have
already been inhaling poisonous fumes from the industrial world around him/her. This is an example of hysteria. The smoke would have wafted up, well
it could have wafted anywhere, but the chances of it wafting into the mouth up the noise of that child and causing the child any harm..... [Of course
i accept that the child may have had a health problem, but i would expect it was more to do with hysteria].
Which is the reason im using the word hysterical because that is what it is. IMHO
If they do ban it [which they will] then they must ban it in prisons as well. In fact they might as well ban it altogether. Some free world we live in
As for the tax generated from smoker’s maybe they could use some of it to subsidise the pubs and clubs to install better ventilation
I’ll just say it again,
"The nail in the coffin for smokers will be as i said earlier. The ex smokers, as their numbers start to grow their misery and nastiness will
force this ban into effect. It will be the same crowd that will agree to ID cards the same crowd that will let the governments stick veri chips in
them. You see this crowd have been pressurized into quitting. They have been beat."
You see i know from experience and from the ex smokers i have met that the craving for a smoke never really goes away. To some ex smokers watching
someone else light up is hellish.
The people who have just quit because of the resent publicity may have just sealed the fate of the free world. They have been beaten into submission.
They may be healthier and richer but you have given in to government generated media pressure. Now they have done this they will do what they like.
Btw i do ride my bike about 10 miles a day and i smoke about 8 or 10 roll ups a day. A couple of those i enjoy with a drink.
Originally posted by The Teller
Oh right so Neanderthal man went outside his cave at 11am for a cigarette break then did he?
God I need a smoke!!!!!
1000 BC People start using the leaves of the tobacco plant for smoking and chewing. How and why tobacco was first used in the Americas no one
knows. The first users are thought to have been the Mayan civilisations of Central America. Its use was gradually adopted throughout the nations of
Central and most of North and South America.
6000 BC Tobacco starts growing in the Americas. Tobacco in its original state is native only to the Americas.
Now they don’t really know how far back smoking goes for all we know Neanderthal man might have gone outside and chucked a tobacco plant on the fire
and inhaled. But it certainly goes back a lot further then the modern day cartels. It was my choice to smoke. No one forced me or brainwashed me. When
i had my first smoke yes i may have thought it was cool at the time but as years went on i just found it was relaxing and a pleasure for me.