Who has more of a right?

United States
December 16, 2012 6:49pm CST
When thinking about being able to smoke anywhere in public places..... Who has more of a right: the smoker or the non-smoker? Why? **(please be respectful of everyone's opinion)**
5 responses
• St. Peters, Missouri
17 Dec 12
The way I see it, all our rights stop immediately before they infringe on someone else's rights. Using that philosophy, if the smoker can smoke without infringing on anyone's rights, he's free to smoke. On the other hand, if his smoke infringes on someone else's right to breathe clean air, his right to smoke has stopped.
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• United States
17 Dec 12
Perfectly put! Thanks for sharing your opinion!
@trisha27 (3505)
• United States
17 Dec 12
I believe that the non smoker has a right. Being that I am a non smoker, I would not want to go around and be around smoke when I don't choose to smoke. I care about my health and why should have to have my health in danger from when I go into public places and have to be around other people's smoke who enjoys to smoke and are putting their health in danger. I say okay, yes, you have the right to put your health in danger and that is your choice, but don't make my choice for me, I choose not to smoke and I can have the same danger from just the second hand smoke that you bring around me.
• United States
17 Dec 12
I agree, thanks for sharing your opinion.
• United States
17 Dec 12
I feel like the non-smoker has more of the right because the non-smoker is choosing to not put the smoke into there lungs. Which they should be respected in that area. Especially kids. Smokers are making that life decision with there addiction. I think only being able to smoke in certain areas is a good idea. If a non smoker decides to be around it then it is their choice they cant blame the smoker.
• United States
17 Dec 12
I agree! However, I am okay with public smoking areas as long as they are not too limiting to those that do not smoke.
• Philippines
17 Dec 12
there are smoking areas, may it be in private or public places, a special place is provided for that, and in that place where smokers are allowed to smoke, they have the right to smoke in those places. i am not a smoker. but i respect peoples' right to smoke, but only on designated areas.
@jenny1015 (13394)
• Philippines
17 Dec 12
I feel that everyone is entitled to have a clean air to breath wherever he is. And so I say that the smokers should give respect to those non-smokers.