I totally agree hun...... its a matter of opinion like... you go in a pub and drink and most people smoke, I dont agree with it in resutrants so I think thats right to have people chuffing away whilst folks eating, just think there are more worse people in the world than smokers..... my pet hate is people that have dogs and dont clean mess up after them!!!!!!!terrorists, gun crime, murderers, paedophiles!!!!!!!! GET OFF SMOKERS BACKS
Personally, I think banning smoking is wrong. If you don't like smoke, do not go there.
So your saying don't go outside?
I hate walking past some smokers and getting it all in my system. I just don't like the smell of it.
What do you want me to do run past them? Yeah because running 5 feet along the path doesn't look suspicious
Oh and look at you not going for a cigarette for 4 years wha do you want a cookie?
The point of that comment was: I don't smoke anymore, but I used to. So, that is not influencing my opinion since it is not causing me any inconvenience. I quite cold turkey in 2003. From over a pack a day to nothing. A cookie would be nice, sure. When will you be near Chicago next?
As for the outside argument, the way I read the initial post was public indoor places. That does not cover outside.
Hey, if you want more rights taken away from you, go right ahead. I would prefer to keep my rights as long as possible. If I want to hang out in a smoky bar, I should be allowed to. If I wish to drive w/o a seatbelt, I should be able to.
My MAIN point is that the more rights people give up, the more that governments will take.
you don't get smoke in your system by walking past smokers... that's ridiculous. even if you happen to walk right through their puff of smoke, you're not inhaling enough smoke to make any difference at ALL.
i don't really agree with the "if you don't smoke, don't go there" argument though, because that kind of alienates non-smokers. smokers know when they decide to smoke that they're going to be a little alienated, but there's no reason a non-smoker should have to avoid going to certain restaurants and stuff.
i'm a little contradictory in my statements, i apologize. i'm riding the fence on this issue.