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Old 07-01-2005, 08:53 AM   #16
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I don't know why they call it smoke-free. It just means that the smoke is all on the streets now, lol. But I am in favor of it nonetheless.
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Old 07-01-2005, 09:05 AM   #18
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Definitely for it.

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Old 07-01-2005, 09:31 AM   #19
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If people want to smoke, they need to do it in their own homes.
I hate cig. smoke being blown in my face!
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Old 07-01-2005, 09:54 AM   #20
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If people want to smoke, they need to do it in their own homes.
I hate cig. smoke being blown in my face!
Also, that and I hate it when I'm walking in the street and the guy in front of me is smoking... all the smoke just blows back.

So you ask, why don't you move?
Sometimes you just can't help it-- especially in a busy street in Chinatown.
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Old 07-01-2005, 10:08 AM   #21
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For. It'd be nice not to have second hand smoke all over the place. I've known people who've died of second hand smoke exposure. We're currently having a controversy over going smoke-free in Birmingham. We should have the laws in place by the first of August.
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Old 07-01-2005, 11:52 AM   #22
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The stats on passive smoking have been massaged by the fanatically anti-smoking politically correct health fascists.


A big thumbs down to 'smoke free cities' (what a meaningless phrase!) from this libertarian.

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I don't know...I don't like the smell of it, but I don't really see why people should be prohibited from smoking in public, anymore than they should be prohibited from farting in public. Second-hand smoke isnt any more dangerous than car exhaust or a number of other things.

So I guess that's a hesitant against
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Old 07-01-2005, 01:05 PM   #24
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I don't know...I don't like the smell of it, but I don't really see why people should be prohibited from smoking in public, anymore than they should be prohibited from farting in public.
I guess I would be all up for a fart-free city then.
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I'm not a smoker, either-can't stand the smell.

But I gotta say that I see VertigoGal's point here. We're all breathing in things in public that aren't healthy for our lungs already, cigarette smoke isn't really anything new. Besides, I've not lived in towns that have banned all smoking in public places, and yet I've generally been able to avoid the smokers.

And private buildings should totally retain the right to decide whether or not they want their places to allow smoking.

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Old 07-01-2005, 02:10 PM   #26
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i just really don't understand the idea of smoking bans in bars especially. i guess it makes sense for some workplaces? why isn't there just a smoking lounge?

anyway, if you want to have a few beers and not smell like an ashtray either go to a smoke free establishment or buy a six pack and stay at home.

on total bans.
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Old 07-01-2005, 02:47 PM   #27
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I think it's good for one reason. When someone smokes in public, it doesn't just affect the smoker. No, instead, their smoke spreads everywhere, and not only does it possibly cause cancer, but some people are genuinely allergic to it.

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when someone drives around with his car just for fun it also affects ME. the smoke spreads everywhere, and possibly causes cancer, its just EXACTLY the same.

so how are we going to forbid driving around for fun with cars, adding to the total waste of energy?

i don´t see a single reason why i shouldn´t have the right to pollute everyone else when they pollute me. indeed, there is no argument for it. either you have to forbid everything that harms your health, or nothing. as a smoker and non-driver, a smoke ban is unfair in my eyes.
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In favor of.

Ditto!
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Old 07-01-2005, 03:42 PM   #29
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when someone drives around with his car just for fun it also affects ME. the smoke spreads everywhere, and possibly causes cancer, its just EXACTLY the same.

so how are we going to forbid driving around for fun with cars, adding to the total waste of energy?

i don´t see a single reason why i shouldn´t have the right to pollute everyone else when they pollute me. indeed, there is no argument for it. either you have to forbid everything that harms your health, or nothing. as a smoker and non-driver, a smoke ban is unfair in my eyes.
Except people don't bring their cars into enclosed areas, and then turn them on with the exhaust only a foot or so away from other people.
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