posted on Nov, 12 2004 @ 06:28 PM
If it is always left up to the owners of a particular establishment to let people smoke in their business, then what about drinking. I have never
smoked or drank anything, but in general I have no problem with people that do such things...only when they may cause potential harm to others. If no
one, say, government or such, regulates smoking and drinking and leaves it up to the owners to decide and we are to have a more loose style of society
(which even I would think is a good idea) then what is to stop a smoker from blowing their smoke in the face of an non-smoker or for a drinker to go
drink and drive and kill people on the road?
The comparisons between most actions in life that are "choices" of the subjects being studied is one that cannot be ignored. Whether smoking,
drinking, doing hard drugs, etc. there is always consequences to peoples actions as we all know. So, the final question now becomes...who is to
regulate those actions?, and what if those regulations go against the majority of society?
A non-smoker like myself cannot choose to go around the path of smoke willingly when the person afflicts it upon you (in most cases, unless they are
dumb, obviously), just as a non-drinker like myself cannot choose to be around a drunk driver and get killed because of there actions.