I'm not bashing smokers, but if you look at it from the perspective of those who have to inhale the pollution they spew, it might be more understandable. I had someone vomit on me once in a bar. Wouldn't want that to be legal, nor would I want to be peed on, spit on, etc. It's the same thing. Smoke in the smoker's lungs, smoke comes out of smokers lungs into mine. Even those new water/smokeless things should be banned. Water goes into their lungs, if they have TB or some other disease, it spews out into the air. What they should do is make cigarettes illegal. I mean if they are so bad for us, why are they legal?
Let's make driving illegal too while we're at it then
Yes, the FDA came out once and said that second hand smoke was the cause for many types of cancers. However, it has also recently made the claim that it did so, from only one study done on it at the time and now that more have been done, it has reversed it's position. So, this argument doesn't hold.
I am a smoker but have to agree with the decisions of not smoking in public. I quit smoking for 4 years and then went back to it. During those 4 years I really noticed exactly how bad smoke smells and how bad it smells on the smoker's clothes. I don't see why non smokers should have to be exposed to that. I don't smoke in my house either, even if I didn't have kids I would go outside. The only place we are allowed to smoke around here and I am glad we can is in the casinos. I am sorry non smokers but that is the one place I will smoke inside.
Nobody has to inhale cigarette smoke, if you go to a bar and do its on you, you went there.
by romper20 6 years ago
I see this all too much and it's been striking a chord recently within me. Do you see Parents or Adults in general smoking near their children or associated? Talk about extremely bad role modeling. Sometimes i feel like taking justice into my own hands but how can i they already have it in theirs.
by mr. daydream 8 years ago
Do you think the public smoking ban is too extreme?
by Takako Komori 6 years ago
What percentage of hubbers are smokers? The percentage seems quite high, though I am NOT a smoker. Writers are historically known to be smokers, e.g. Mark Twain whom I believe was a heavy smoker.
by Rob Hampton 5 years ago
What do you think of the new Starbucks smoking ban?Starbucks has just ban smoking within 25 feet of all of their stores. This means no more enjoying a smoke with your coffee on the outdoor patio.
by Timothy Brakhage 6 years ago
Why are cigarettes so expensive now days? With the cost of gas prices going up to $3.75 per gallon and the shipping cost for postages on the rise, this explains a part in prices going up. However Marlboro is one of the companies that are producing a same quality of cigarette. Marlboro blacks seem...
by stevenjones05 8 years ago
Do you think cigarette smoking is worth the risk?
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