posted on Nov, 12 2004 @ 04:38 PM
I hate to say this, but I think smokers should be "discriminated" against in certain establishments. If someone wants to smoke then it is
completely their right to do so, but when they affect others by their smoking then there is a problem. Smokers choose to smoke...non-smokers do not
choose to have a smoker sit at the table next to them and puff those cancerous rings into their lungs.
Lets look at it this way...
Smoking is an addiction. Should we be forced to cater to people with a deadly addiction? No. An example would be: Should there be a "Sex
addiction" section of restaurants just the same as a "smoking section"...we dont cater to those people that are addicted to sex or drugs, but
somehow smokers at least get a "section" to sit in.
As far as I am concerned smoking should be banned from all buildings for a number of reasons...second hand smoke to unwilling people, fire hazards,
I get the slight feeling reading the first post that we are comparing discrimination of, say, smokers to African Americans, etc. If this is the case
there is no comparison that can be made as smokers "choose" to smoke, and African Americans, Homosexuals, etc. do not "choose" their skin color or
sexuality. There is no discrimination torward smokers...they choose to do what they do and must accept some limitations because of it.