Smoking

@marcyyyy (520)
United States
May 18, 2009 12:27pm CST
I'm not a smoker. I'm glad the price of cigarettes have gone up, of course everything has gone up. I hope that will make more people quit. It's so bad for you, and being around someone who smokes gets it in your hair, clothes and in your lungs. Smokers believe they have the right to smoke in restaurants...I don't...because we're all affected by it. Sure, it's they're right to smoke...but keep away from others who don't want to breathe it in. Agree or not???
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@mizandhk (157)
• Bangladesh
19 May 09
Obviously I'll agree with you. Sorry to say that I am a smoker. But I think every smoker should keep in mind about others discomfort. Someday ago, I smoke in my own room in the presence of my wife. She never tell me about any discomfort but she didn't like my smoking. One day a doctor told me about the harm of side effect of indirect smokers. I was totally shocked. I thought, that I have no right to harm any indirect smoker. And from that day I don't smoke in my room in presence of my wife. And now I'm trying to quit this bad habit. Thanks everyone.....
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@itsme_cha (504)
• United States
19 May 09
i am not a smoker either, i think smoking is a bad vices it cost a lot of money specially the tax for cegarettes gone up, its bad for your health as well, its a bad habit that once you started it your gonna be stuck, and its hard to get rid of it, so just better not to try it. happy mylotting.
18 May 09
I'd like to start by saying I AM A SMOKER. I can understand your point of view (thats it those who dont like smoking) I can appreciate that you don't like smoking and therefore do not want to be around it but i think your point is one sided and you have not considered that of the smoker. There are much worse things you come into contact with than smoke, in your restaurant where you do not want smokers can be anyone - someone who has a cold or the flu this could cause you to get ill but would you ban them from entering? I really do understand some people are against smoking but i have found from speaking to smokers and non smokers that it is the non smokers who are close minded and can only see the issue from one side.
19 May 09
I find it utterly amazing that in this world of free choice where i do not inflick my opinion of other peoples life onto the that so many people feel they have the right to judge smokers for years smokers and non smokers have shared environments and it did not bother the non smokers enough not to go to the same places therefore i do not see how they suddenly feel it is so wrong now the ban is in place - as for your comment about an addiction and finding a solution i think you need to consider that yes i smoke yes i like it and no i will not be giving up because you say so.
• United States
19 May 09
Why would I consider something you did not say? If you read down through my other post on this topic, you would see that (in my opinion) that statement or argument is the only one a smoker can make that would hold any merit with me. I still don't approve.. I still feel it should be illegal, but I can't argue against your point. The non sense excuses and delusional rationalizations about smoking that smokers make are annoying. If you smoke because you want to, then say so.. don't feed me line after line of bogus justifications. When a person refuses to acknowledge such a simple truth it is usually because for them it is not really a truth at all. If you don't quite understand what I mean by that please see my last response to N. Atlantic. In any event I still suggest you look into quitting.
• United States
23 May 09
I used to Smoke. Er, about a month ago actually. I have quit smoking(Successfully) without using any of the nicotine things at all. I think it's the best thing, quitting. And I'm glad that I didn't have to use any other substance to quit. Thats also a good thing. I do chew alot of gum, which helps alot. It takes my mind off of everything. Now I really don't care if the price goes up. And, don't condemn the smokers. Once you start, it's really hard to stop. And, if they didn't have the right to smoke in restraurants, there would not be Smoking Sections and Non-Smoking Sections. If you have never been a smoker, don't condemn those who do smoke. It's not as easy as 1.2.3 QUIT. It's a process. Some people don't want to quit, well thats fine. It's a free country.
@marcyyyy (520)
• United States
23 May 09
I promise I won't comdemn the smokers but I want to congratulate you on quitting. I did hear that it's very hard. good for you!!!!
• United States
20 May 09
Smoking can be offensive to many, so people who smoke do need to be sensitive toward others. But just as smokers have to accept NO SMOKING places, if there's a place that allows smoking, the non-smokers need to accept it of go somewhere else.
@marcyyyy (520)
• United States
20 May 09
I agree with you 100% on that...if I'm talking with someone in a designated smoker's area, I will NOT complain about the smoke! It's only fair...Good day!!
• United States
18 May 09
Smoking is a filthy disgusting habit. But hey your entitled to do as your please.. right? What you are not entitled to do is endanger my health and well being for the mere satisfaction of easing your nicotine fix. It is for that reason that I feel smoking should be illegal. Doesn't matter if you are in my car or home or not, smoking damages my environment which effects my quality of life and has the potential to harm me. Coke, Acid, X .. whatever the list goes on.. your body do what you want as long as I am not harmed in any way shape or form.
@marcyyyy (520)
• United States
18 May 09
You said it, 100% agreed!!!!
@lumenmom (1996)
• United States
19 May 09
Not only restaurants but even out in public the smoke can be a nuisance. Especially at bus stops where most people want to take a quick pff or two before the bus comes. Some are very polite and will either smoke away from other people or at least ask if the smoke bothers you. Others just light up and puff away and don't care where the smoke goes. I do agree they have the right to smoke but I don't think their smoke should be imposed on other people.
@nashlix (186)
• Singapore
19 May 09
i heard that second hand smoke is deadlier than first hand smoke. i was told that as the first hand smoke enters the smoker's lungs, the toxins are activated and when it is blown out, it becomes more damaging to the health when another breathes it in, even though you might not be a smoker. in any way, smoking is an activity that you pay a very high price for physically and it costs a bomb.
@debu004 (182)
• India
19 May 09
Yeah I agree to your discussion. Smokers not only risk their life but they also risk the life of other people around themselves. A study proved that the passive smokers are more prone to diseases which the smokers themselves doesn't experience this is because they are in habit of smoking and the non smokers suffer for the bad habits of the others. If smoking is really a necessity then the smokers should prefer an area which doesn't include people who don't smoke.
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
19 May 09
public places should make separate sections. one for people who want to die fast and the other is for people who want to live longer.
@chillpill90 (1937)
19 May 09
yes i agree iv been exposed to smokers for the last 23 years since i was born as both my parents smoke then my sister started. Im glad the price has increased too, and some people want to stopm but cant becasue there hooked on it. The only way to stop people smoking is to make it illegal and stop them being brought into the country and available at shhops.But government wont do it as they charge tax on them and thats why the price is so high.
@krajibg (11939)
• Guwahati, India
19 May 09
Smoking is injurious but passive smoking is more injurious and therefore in India it has been banned smoking in any public place, be it a park, restaurant, theatre bus or Railways station and all other educational Institutions. Contravention of this rule would lead one to three months Jail and Rs.1000 as fine.
@Putranda (129)
• Indonesia
19 May 09
In my country, the government makes a strict rule that a smoker is forbidden to smoke in public area. The government also instructs to every building managements to provide a smoking area in their buildings. Every smoker who breaks this rule must pay $5-$5,000 as a fine!
@arkasen (748)
• India
19 May 09
I am a smoker. But I do not smoke in public places like restaurants, bus stop etc. It is ban in my country to smoke in public place. I really don't want to hamper others comfort. Now taking about the price hike. I don't think more smokers will quite smoking because of that. I am smoking for a long period and there has been many price hike till I am smoking and buying it with higher price. Its an addiction and for people who are addicted to smoking it is not easy to quite. They will keep smoking after the price hike also.
• Philippines
19 May 09
I agree. I used to be a smoker and those were the days which I can't feel my back and feel lousy every morning. I used to have a problem when I smoke because I don't want other to inhale what I exhale. I stopped because I realize that it can't solve my problems instead it gives more problem. Yeah, 2nd hand smoker is much more hazardous than those people who were smoking.
@psyche49f (2511)
• Philippines
19 May 09
I totally agree...smokers may smoke all their hearts delight, but they should not do it in public places where there are children and other people who would rather breathe fresh and clean air. If they have the right to smoke, non-smokers also have a right to clean and smoke-free air, right? So there's no problem if they do it only to themselves, rather than affecting other people....
• China
19 May 09
Sure ,or course i agree with you. I am not a smoker either,and i don't drink.they are really bad for our health,especially smoking.I think it is annoying when someone smoking around .yes they have the right to smoke,but when they are going to smoke ,they should ask our opinion first ,that would be more polite.
• United States
19 May 09
I am an occasional smoker, I used to smoke two packs a day. It wasn't until after I quit that I realized how terrible it was that I was shortening other people's lives with my habit. I see my father chainsmoke in my mother's face, and it really upsets me that he has complete disregard for her health. And my ultimate pet peeve is people smoking around children. It is just completely inappropriate to be smoking anywhere around small children.
• India
18 May 09
even i am a smoker and completely agree with you that people get harm due to smoking near them its a kind of passive smoking, i would like to request all the smokers that please dont smoke at any public place because they unknowingly can suffer because of you....
• United States
18 May 09
I only smoke when I'm on fire... haah - little joke there. I'm not a smoker but I know people who are, even so I agree that smiking is a privilage, just like driving, free speech, and the posession of chia pets. I may not like it, but you can do what you want. I especially agree that smoking in public places like diners, movie theaters, campus breezeways, etc, should be banned - I already have asthma, I don't want their tar in my lungs also. That's just like you can drink if you want, I've got no porblem with that, even getting drunk doesn't bother me - its your life you're endangering - but the moment you get behind the wheel of a vehicle it is my business because my life and heealth are in danger. People don't see it that way though, and yes I a reealize the comparison isn't exactly equal but it could be simply both can harm your health and both can kill more than just the person ingesting.