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TheHayleyDoll 03-21-2012 01:46 AM

Smoking Bans
 
Let me start by saying I do NOT smoke cigarettes. I do not plan on starting up, but I have no problems with people who do. My parents smoke, some of my best friends smoke... I really do not care, because it is their decision and I respect that.

Recently (more specifically, TODAY) I heard on the news the province of Ontario is starting a ban on smoking in restaurant patios and they are going to eliminate all designated smoking rooms in bars (Smoke-free Living - Toronto Public Health). Incredibly dumb. Smoking in restaurants and bars isn't allowed where I'm living, so many customers go out on the patio for a quick smoke before returning inside. This is no longer an acceptable thing, apparently, because it is "unhealthy to non-smokers on the patio" or something like that.

Like I said, I don't smoke, and this is ridiculous. They're OUTSIDE the building. It's not like any smoker would puff smoke right into someone else's face or anything, it'll just get carried away by air. That's why it's allowed OUTSIDE. Next it's going to be "NO SMOKING WHILE WALKING/STANDING OUTSIDE OF YOUR PROPERTY". I guess to the government, smokers are like the plague and must be confined to their own homes - or at least, for now, away from patios.

Obviously, this particular ban isn't universal, and I'm sure it's probably different by city, so what are the bans in your hometown? Do they already have this ridiculousness? Do they still allow indoor smoking? What do you think about this particular ban? Is it going too far, or do you agree with the city that it is unfair to non-smokers who just want to go out on the patio for some fresh air? COMMENT!



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LancasterPrincess 03-21-2012 02:03 AM

I'm sorry but I'll be glad for the day when non-smokers don't have to be burdened with other's poor health choices. I cannot stand the smell of smoke, which is odd since my mother is a chainsmoker. It never used to bother me, but I guess moving away and not having to deal with it everyday has spoiled my lungs after 18 years of defilement.

Most important to my agreement was my recent experience with my pregnancy. The smell was completely nauseating, and harmful to my baby. It was always very irritating to have to be near someone puffing away all the healthy air with their noxious fumes.

Restaurants own that land, inside and out. It should be their decision, and personally, I'd support any pro-healthy establishment in agreeing to this. And if it's forced, YAY for all of us who chose not to blacken our lungs and who want to keep their children safe!

naruto_fan 03-21-2012 02:33 AM

I have a friend who used to smoke, quit after a health scare, and as well finding out he his a father, a teen one at that, good thing he changed for the better.


While I do agree that the air will just carry it away, but someone standing in the way of the wind, and gets smacked with a cloud of smoke, is not good, esp if that person has asthma.

Also, making smoking areas a few feet away from non-smokers is best as well. I'm gonna bring up Disneyland and say that they do have smoking areas, good news is that it is away from children and a few feet away where tons of people are at.

Of course, I am not safe from my home tho. Father smokes, so whenever I'm out and he's away smoking somewhere else, my lungs have a chance to breathe and I don't have to worry about my chronic asthma.

AaronShadows 03-21-2012 03:31 AM

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Originally Posted by LancasterPrincess (Post 957668)
I'm sorry but I'll be glad for the day when non-smokers don't have to be burdened with other's poor health choices. I cannot stand the smell of smoke, which is odd since my mother is a chainsmoker. It never used to bother me, but I guess moving away and not having to deal with it everyday has spoiled my lungs after 18 years of defilement.

Most important to my agreement was my recent experience with my pregnancy. The smell was completely nauseating, and harmful to my baby. It was always very irritating to have to be near someone puffing away all the healthy air with their noxious fumes.

Restaurants own that land, inside and out. It should be their decision, and personally, I'd support any pro-healthy establishment in agreeing to this. And if it's forced, YAY for all of us who chose not to blacken our lungs and who want to keep their children safe!

This. I'm a second-hand smoker against my will, and I wish my parents gave as much of a da.mn as you. My mother sometimes just ignores me and tries to hide it behind her back like a small child caught with a stolen cookie, or makes some ridiculous excuse like "it's going up the chimney because I'm holding it here, in