Why do non-smokers place themselves in such predicaments? I know many of my friends smoke and when we're in public, they make every effort to get away from the traffic flow so as not to offend others (or to put up with everyone's condescending remarks). One day at the mall, away from the door, faaaaaar away from the flow of traffic, my friend was smoking before we went in to shop as I don't allow it in my car either. A car pulled up, and dropped off this lady in front of one set of entrance doors (and HONEST TO GOD you'll think I'm lying). She looked down toward us, I guess deciding to take those doors instead of the ones she was in front of, walked that way, starting coughing and said, "Oh, you're smoking--that's causing my allergies to act up. Oh my goodness, that's just awful. *cough, cough, cough*
I believe she just wanted to chastise my friend 'cause she seen her smoking.
Originally Posted by valanhb
It's a bit by bit prohibition. Smoking is, theoretically, still legal. But you can't do it in more and more and more places until pretty soon, you can't smoke legally anywhere. But since they are doing it bit by bit, and have rationalle for it and haven't run into much opposition, they will keep going.
You are absolutely right! Here in restaurants you can't smoke until after 3:00, then its usually only at the bar b/c they've done away with most smoking sections. At the malls, you have to be atleast ten feet away from all entrances. My job is now tobacco-free on premises and is the trend of most places around here now.
Originally Posted by HopeHacker
Well if they do pass a law like that in the Cigarettes will still be legal, but there won't be anywhere, where you can smoke them. It's INSANE. I wish they were as tough on booze.
No joke! What about the liquor, the prostitutes (it is legal in NV), the other "personal luxuries"? What about Big Mac meals, supersized with the large chocolate shake *extra chocolate*? That stuff kills. What about video games that lead children to laziness and obesity? (I am prepared to be blazed for this statement cause I'm sure someone is thinking that "the parents are to blame", but that isn't my point)
Like someone earlier said, what happened to freedom? It is something our children will read about in history books.
Two sides of it--Majority
of people don't smoke, therefore, their voice is listened to by the policy makers. The officials who need their vote.
But, at the same time, the minority
lose their freedom because someone disagrees with smoking.
Second hand smoke kills and the smell bothers other people? Fine, lets do away with it so that that isn't an issue anymore and the majority is pleased.Drunk driving kills? Teenage idols are habitual DD's? Government officials are DD's? Well, bless their hearts, alot of pressure is on them so let's put 'em in rehab. Let's not take away the booze, let's not raise the drinking age, let's not remove the ads from sporting events or monitor selling times of spirits.Why not restrict alcohol consumption to your home? That way you drink at home, you shouldn't have a reason to drive anywhere right?
Nowadays, everybody has
to have something to believe in, a cause to stand for and don't get me wrong, I respect that. I have my own causes I support, and I don't shove them in people's faces. But I see this spiralling out of control and frankly, I've had about as much "politically correctness" as I can stand.