please respect too the rights of non smoker people

@adhyz82 (36262)
Indonesia
January 26, 2012 7:04pm CST
please respect too the rights of non smoker people in public transport and an another public place i always make this discussion..i always write because always get inspiration after go home, i always in one public transport with a smoker..sometimes i think they are selfish.. but i always lost of my inspirations when i arrive at my home but when I read about how selfish smokers and do not appreciate people who do not smoke , i remember it and try to write it as one discussion somehow I think the government protections for a non smoker people is so weak and sometimes it`s none protection how come the governmnent is so careless and let the smoker can smoke in every place in public one?? if only the government learned a lot, how dangerous smoking is, of course they would soon make rules regarding the prohibition of smoking in public places how about at your place?
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• Indonesia
27 Jan 12
I agree with you! I am not a smoker, so if I near a smoker, the smoke make me uncomfortable!!!!
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@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
27 Jan 12
thats good.. do you always get in the public transportation in your city?? where do you live rastaman??
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• Indonesia
27 Jan 12
I live in Majalaya a small town in Bandung, my town famouss for its traditional food Borondong, and my town know as Dollar City. And you?
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@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
27 Jan 12
i never heard about dollar city..is it far from bandung?? is it near than balaendah?? i live in Kendari, south east sulawesi
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
27 Jan 12
Hi! That's unfortunate. Here in our country it's already prohibited to smoke in public especially in public utility vehicles. A lot of people are abiding by it but a lot also are not. Even the drivers themselves go against the rules. I think it's just like you said. The implementation by the authorities is weak. Many people still don't realize the dangers of smoking to the smokers themselves and to the people around them especially to pregnant women.
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@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
27 Jan 12
if only they were aware of the dangers of smoking especially when they realize that non smoker people is more dangerous than those who are active smokers, surely they would never smoke in public places they are very intolerant
@nophie (2337)
• Indonesia
27 Jan 12
i think the case in our country had showed how so weak the protection for us, non smoker people we are suffer because their smoke had they ever feel our feeling when they smoke? had they know how we are frustrated when they is easily get out their ciggaretes from their pocket?? they are really selfish sometimes and stubborn i really agree with your picture
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@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
27 Jan 12
why you don`t try to tell them, that they are selfish when they smoke in public area?/
@irene66 (1671)
• Philippines
27 Jan 12
I hate smoking. The smoke chokes me everytime I am near a smoker. Sometimes, if I seat or near smokers, I make faces to let them kill the smoke but most smokers are really stubborn I think. They still have to finish the whole stick to butn their lungs and other people's lungs
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@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
27 Jan 12
yes,,some of them is really stubborn and selfish even we had talked to them, they never give respond..they are really stubborn i think some of us even classified them as stupid one.. they never think the bad effect for them if they always smoke and smoke
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• Indonesia
27 Jan 12
you right my friend, sometime, if i see other people smoking in public area, i feel that not fair, i'am heavy smoker, but i never smoke in public area, more ever in room with AC.
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@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
27 Jan 12
thanks for understanding henki iam sorry..it`s not mean i accuse many smoker is selfish, but the fact, in my surroounding many smoker is really selfish and stubborn
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• Indonesia
27 Jan 12
hh...... i can't imagine, some of people smoking in a public place, and there is children on that place, near the people. they are not thinking about that.
@yanzalong (10205)
• Indonesia
27 Jan 12
You will find this in most developing countries. In London, you will be fined 1,000 Pounds for smoking in public places no matter who you are. So, if you travel in public transports like bus or train, you will not see anyone smoking. This is very, very good and should be followed by Indonesia.
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@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
27 Jan 12
yes..iam frustrated when i always see many selfish man they are easily for smoking in public transporatation and never think our rights.. if we warn them, they are angry..dillema for non smoker people
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@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
27 Jan 12
sometimes i warn them..but sometimes i do something that make they are not comfort when they smoke you know, smoker like when smoke close all window.. when iam in same car with smoker, i always open the near windows and of course too many wind and many smoker did not like
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@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
27 Jan 12
yanzalong, do you had facebook account?? what is your facebook account??
28 Jan 12
i think the government make regulations about smoking in public place !!!!!!!
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@nophie (2337)
• Indonesia
28 Jan 12
@icksan : so what is your suggestion to our government?/ are you smoker??
@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
28 Jan 12
@nophie : i don`t think he is confused too..we are ordinary people and had no power for changing the situation nophie
28 Jan 12
@adhyz : maybe in the campus don't prohibition with smokers @nophie : my suggestion for government is many give to place for smoker,,, i don't smoker
@Hatley (164354)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Jan 12
Here in the USA smoking is not alllowed on public transportation,either in buses or trains, and surely not in public places. Most cafes and restaurants also do not 'allow smoking at all. Nor im movie houses or theatres. We do pay attention to non smokers here in the United States, you will be fined heavily if you break the anti'smoking laws here.
• Philippines
27 Jan 12
good to hear that in your place..wish to live there..haha
@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
27 Jan 12
thats good if the regulations is used and implemented in my country, we are non smoker people can be protected.. but?? iam sad , the regulations about protection for non smoker is not verified..so?? it`s only the rumour
@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
27 Jan 12
where do you live nurseclare??
@zaahro (748)
• Indonesia
27 Jan 12
Ahah it is a public secret. We can't control all smokers that easy. Especially in our country. My idea is to give a fine to them who smoke in public areas. The fine must cost high so the smokers will think twice to smoke in public areas. But you know, the smokers will complain, it is hard to arrange many smokers in our country, especially for them with less knowledges about healthy. It is a simple and common problem but hard to resolve.
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@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
27 Jan 12
THATS jakarta government had make regulation about fine when smoker smoke in public area but it is not succhesful for preventing or reducing the smoker activity in public area i think many of us is not aware about how to respect another rights
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@zaahro (748)
• Indonesia
27 Jan 12
it is because the regulation is not STRONG ENOUGH. Sometimes the smokers can BUY the rule. You know that.
@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
27 Jan 12
i see...maybe the government must give the strong and longer punishment for smoker in the public area maybe give 1 months in jail for preventing many of smoker who did not understand what do you think about it??
@surfer222 (1714)
• Indonesia
27 Jan 12
I think the rule to forbid people to smoke in public place is already built a long time ago adhyz... what our country lack is to obey the rule... how on earth people would obey this rule if the law enforcement is also smoking in public.
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@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
27 Jan 12
the rule?? do the smoker obey the rule about the prohibit of smoking in public area??
@surfer222 (1714)
• Indonesia
28 Jan 12
No they don't obey the rule. That's why i'm saying our country is lack the ability to obey the rule.
@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
28 Jan 12
and unfortunatelly our system and law is so weak :(
@Selline (22)
• New Zealand
27 Jan 12
Yea the government must do something about. Smoke pollute environment too. And non smoker don't want to get those chemical in their lungs from public places o_0#
@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
27 Jan 12
what about in your city guys?? do you believe your government protection is enough for protecting a non smoker people??
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• New Zealand
27 Jan 12
No, not enough at all! As long as there's smoker in the public it's not enough for me. Those chemical in the smoke will be blown everywhere by the wind and might end up in your house =_=#. Even if you don't smell or see it. The government should really make a special place for smoker. Not in the public. Public place should be clean.
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@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
27 Jan 12
thats right there must be a special place for smoker they enjoy their smoke by them self and not influence a bad effect for a non smoker people if they don`t want be stopped, why they don`t see another rights?? their right is smoking yes but what about the non smoker people rights??
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@cttolledo (5048)
• Philippines
27 Jan 12
In Bicol( Philippines ) specifically legazpi city, Smoking in public places and smoking while in public vehicles is strictly prohibited by virtue of city ordinance, violation to that ordinance has corresponding penalties( monetary ).
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@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
27 Jan 12
so whats the punishment for someone who smoke in the public area??
@cttolledo (5048)
• Philippines
2 Feb 12
local government of your place can initiate to implement policies to prohibit and punish smoker, we cannot punish them by ourselves unless with intervention of authorities..
@jaiho2009 (38996)
• Philippines
27 Jan 12
I agree,smokers are too selfish and never consider the rights of non-smokers. Good thing here in my country, there are certain laws that smoking in public places is punishable. There are few who ignore this law-but thanks, most are abiding and considering the rights of non-smokers.
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@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
27 Jan 12
thats true..mostly of them is really selfish but unfortunatelly, our country had no good regulations like yours country..it`s bad i think
@salma07 (641)
• India
27 Jan 12
this is a major issue because not only the person is causing a nuisance out of himself but also his habit is giving a major health problem to you as well...we cannot approach such people and tell them to stop when in public places...but who listens to us especially when we are commoners.
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@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
28 Jan 12
so do you think we can be heard if we had become something in government??
• Singapore
27 Jan 12
In Singapore indoor smoking is completely banned. Even if you wanna smoke outdoor, some public places like bus stops are also not allowed. I personally detest smoking a lot because the smell will cause headache. I think the smokers should really watch their behaviors. It's up to you to destroy your own health but not mine.
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@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
27 Jan 12
the people in your country is so lucky i do hope someday, there are same regulations like that which allow many non smoker get a fresh air both in indoor room and outdoor room
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@sumatix (257)
• United Arab Emirates
27 Jan 12
The same is the condition at my place also.well there are rules of nonsmoking at malls, lifts, offices but going on road, standing roadside, outside of mall gates you will find a number of smokers..I allways think is that is that place not a public place.whenever you are at the gate of the mall there are a number of people standing smoking so before entering you have to go through the smoky cloud.. If i were a government i would have created seperate rooms for smoking so atleast nonsmokers won't get affected.You know the researches have said that passive smoking is equally dangerous ..
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@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
28 Jan 12
yes, in mall, it`s good regulations,.. but in street, there are no more strong regulations which can control and supervise the comsumption of smoking... but it`s annoyed if we get again the unresponsible smoker when we are still in public transportatio can you imagine,it`s not wider in the car but too much smoking everywhere
@tatzkie23 (773)
• Philippines
27 Jan 12
I'm sorry to hear that, There are just smokers who don't think about the health of other people. I smoke, But i'm a responsible smoker. I don't smoke in public places, whether it's a public transport, park or just about anywhere. I also hate those smokers who do that thing smoking in public. In our place we have our policy that no smoking inside the public transport or public places, if you get caught they'll give you a fine. But too bad, i think they're not really strict in doing that. I still see people smoke in public places. But anyways, i hope that they'll be responsible next time.
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@GardenGerty (108996)
• United States
27 Jan 12
Here in the US we have many laws about where people can smoke. Some states and some cities have stronger laws. I do not believe anyone can smoke on public transportation, but my community is so small we do not have anything but taxi cabs, and very few of them. We need to be polite to each other, but we all end up acting rude at times. I am not a smoker, I do not have smoking in my house and I do not enjoy having to breathe the second hand smoke of others.
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@deodavid (4150)
• Philippines
27 Jan 12
Hi there adhyz82, W have the same problem adhyz, and i do get into quarrels with people who smoke because of these, they tend to smoke in areas were other people are that don't smoke and they get angry why are they being reprimanded, maybe we should petition to our government's to help us in avoiding this criminal acts.
@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
27 Jan 12
really?/wow.. so you always quarrel with smoker..so theys stop smoke after you quarrel with them?? or still smoke??
@masang (295)
• Philippines
27 Jan 12
Our city, Davao City, Philippines is very strict in implementing the "No Smoking Ordinance". There is no smoking area for non smokers here in our place. So If you are caught violating this ordinance you'll have to pay fines and of course imprisonment. Drivers whose passengers are smoking are also liable and also the establishments if there are customers smoking inside. So here in our city we are not afraid to reprimand those who cannot control smoking. Those who smoke should fine a hiding place so that they will not be caught. Before, a certain place of establishments alloted certain areas for smoking but now it is already prohibited: total no smoking in all establishments, public places and etc. Upon arrival at Davao International airport or in the port area, the passengers especially non residents of Davao is given warning that our place is a non-smoking city. There is no exemption. In fact there were many who were caught because they thought that they are exepmted since they are only visitors of the place. We are very lucky that the No smoking city ordinance is strictly implemented here.