I agree that the effects of second-hand smoke are probably exaggerated, but there have been some studies
that found a link between workplace exposure to second-hand smoke and risk of lung cancer.
On principle, I don't think smoking should be banned, because the government doesn't get to control what people ingest into their own bodies; but it should be restricted in some cases when its effects are harmful to other people.
Originally Posted by Miranda_
spitting, swearing, exposing parts of their body (ie muffin tops and builder's cleavages), emitting noxious fumes (body odour or strong perfume/aftershave), allowing children to shriek, flipping gum on to the floor etc etc. However, you don't see the moral majority cry to ban all those.
Public nudity and littering are in fact illegal in a number of places.
Originally Posted by AaronShadows
It's also a fact that for some ridiculous reason, it's socially acceptable to hurl abuse at smokers... but not fat people.
What planet do you live on where it's not acceptable to bully fat people and how do I move there?