Do you smoke?

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  1. Thy Fearful Symmetry

    Thy Fearful Symmetry New Member

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    You can't smoke in pubs, you can't smoke in clubs, you can't smoke in the workplace. Even bus-stops have signs prohibiting smoking now. So who exactly are these people who are having smoke blown in their faces?
     
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    Overread Wolfing it up! Staff Member

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    politically correct people in government positions of course
    plus its a "health" thing and government is all about pushing people to live healthily (you see in the UK at least healthy people don't cost as much to keep running - NHS).

    As for smoking and smokers - Well I don't smoke myself and have no desire to. My dad smokes (though not as much as he used to) a pipe and I must say I rarly have a problem with pipe smoke unless the wrong window in the car is open and I get smoked out!
    Cig smoke I think smells far more harsh and horrid - I don't mind people lighting up though so long as they are not standing right in my face with it.
     
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    Hence why the law was introduced.
     
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    I always thought that law should have been on a volentay basis - espeacilly for pubs - and let them make the choice of to have or not have the law. Some communities natually have a lot of smokers -and its damaging to the pub if they have to empty most of the customers when they want a lightup.
     
  5. Thy Fearful Symmetry

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    Which doesn't answer the question of who exactly these mysterious people are who are having smoke blown at them. The fact is that these days, unless you actually visit a smoker's house, you're unlikely to experience it in everyday life; therefore, it's not an issue. What I do in my own home is nobody's business but my own.
     
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    I thought it was somewhat implied that this was about being in public where you are and other smokers are. If you're going to a smoker's house then you obviously know beforehand that there will be smoke.
     
  7. Thy Fearful Symmetry

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    Define what you mean by 'public'. If I'm standing in the street with a cigarette in my mouth, I don't see how this is infringing on non-smokers' rights any more than the car fumes are. If a group of workers is standing outside their office smoking, I think you'd be hard pressed to find any hard evidence that their activities are actually causing you any harm. And if you're standing so close to them that they are able to blow smoke in your face, I would suggest you're standing in the wrong place.:D
     
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    Raff the Sweetling Threadkiller

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    *silence*
     
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  9. Thy Fearful Symmetry

    Thy Fearful Symmetry New Member

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    Is that a disapproving silence?:D
    [Edit: never mind; if only I were more acute...]
     
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    Meteorain Magical & Mystical

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    It seems you're not very good at extrapolating and I need to put in more specificity or you're purposely trying to make this difficult:devilbat:. Public places where moving away from the smokers is not a particularly viable option such as the pub/club/work place/bus stop what have you.

    It's quite obvious if it were ont he street then moving away is a simple option.
     
  11. Thy Fearful Symmetry

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    There are already laws against such activities. Bus stops, pubs, clubs etc already ban smoking inside them, so I don't see what your problem is.:confused:
     
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    Yes I know that....I was just pointing out why those laws were introduced.
     
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    Seeing as the legislation has already been passed, I really don't see the point of this conversation. Non-smokers are not affected by smokers in the workplace or in social situations. I understand why the law was passed, but I fail to see the relevance of your assertion that non-smokers are having smoke blown in their faces, considering it is now 2009. It's history. The non-smokers have won. Celebrate, and leave us neanderthals to gasp and wheeze in peace.:D
     
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    Well, late poster in this thread, but I am a smoker. Plan on quitting in a few months. I started when I was 19, and while posted here over seas my intake got larger. Still, homecoming then quitting within a few months.
     
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    no i do not smoke! just thought you should know!
     
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    Nope.
     
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    Weirdly, I gave up drinking for Lent but picked up smoking! I have no even half-assed excuse, I just needed something to pass the time as I was still going out to parties and bars with my buddies. Oh well, I'm all right now, maybe a pack a week, but I'd like to quit altogether. [sigh] *lights up two cigarettes simultaneously*
     
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    I do, unfortunately. It stinks, yes, it's unhealthy, yes, it's costly, yes, and it isn't always enjoyable. There's no 'but' coming, it sucks. I'll quit soon. I started when I was sixteen and quit at nineteen, then started again last year at twenty-two. I must have a destructive nature, but I can't help but find the harsh smoke soothing sometimes. Jackie-Boy said it best in Sin City, "A smoker's a smoker when the chip's are down."
     
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    Whoa Chloe, you started when you were 11??? Who supplied you your smokes? Did your family smoke as well?
     
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    Normf Death 'n' Roll

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    Used to smoke and stopped when it became hard to breathe at night.