quit non smoking!

@saralee1 (1983)
United States
February 3, 2007 9:06pm CST
I get so tired of hearing it...seeing it. do not smoke here or there is basically saying "FU. you have no rights in your particular interest." well, let's just say, "FU BACK!" I will not visit your bars, shop at your stores, or eat in your restaurants. I will avoid places like the plague if you infringe on my habits, or my rights. Don't wanna allow smokers? well, I can play these nonsense games too. recently I heard that people were being barred for employment if they smoked. Well, I guess I can play the same stupid games and barr people with children, or non smokers who try to work for my company. or maybe I will do something even stupider, such as only allowing White women smokers, with a C cup to work atmy store. Delicious. This Bigotry has to end somewhere. and if you are a smoker trying to quit, stop trying to glorify your behavior by saying "I stopped for a whole week!" bs. try a lifetime, then I'll be impressed. heck, 6 months and I am impressed!
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@Zebrochka (333)
• Brazil
5 Feb 07
In France they have just prohibited to smoke in all airports, bars, restaurants and even inthe street! It's absurd! I agree with you. You can have your bloody screaming baby on an airplane on a transatlantic flight, you can have your dog pooping on a street, but you can't smoke! Oh, please...
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• United States
5 Feb 07
Actually, none of those examples you used are true. You can't have your "bloody screaming baby" on the transatlantic flight. As a matter of fact, there's a big controversy going on right now because individuals have been removed from flight because of loud babies. You calso can't have your dod "pooping on a street" because that's littering. If a cop sees you just walk away from your dog's mess, he'll ticket you. It's as easy as that.
• Brazil
5 Feb 07
Unfortunately the individuals with sreaming infants are not removed from the flights everytime that their babies scream. Last time I ended up with some nasty migrane because of such screaming angel. And remembering that I was going on a business trip.
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@Jocelynk (130)
• Canada
5 Feb 07
Difference being that the baby won't kill you. Smoking in public is just not acceptable. (To the topic poster) If someone quits for even one days, it's damn well worth celebrating. If you don't agree with that, then you've either never smoked, or you've never been addicted. The need to smoke becomes as real as the need to breathe in the brain/body of a smoker.
@misskatonic (3730)
• United States
5 Feb 07
While I agree with the general sentiments of your rant - that the smoking bans are going a bit too far - your wording and your analogies are heading into the territory of extremism. And that's no way to get people to your side. You should stick with comparing things that are comparable by nature - smoking is a choice, so stick with choice-based analogies. I smoke, but I shop at places that don't allow smoking inside - which I find reasonable, if smoke touches their products they risk lawsuits from those who are allergic to smoke - and restaurants and bars that ban smoking. But that's mainly because I have no choice - the entire state I live in has a ban on smoking in public buildings. It's not the choice of the establishments themselves. And I can still smoke outside and I can still smoke in my house. I think a better solution would be smoking rooms. They have them at the Phoenix Airport. They're rooms with constantly cycling air to remove the smoke so it stays contained, and smokers can smoke in comfort without worrying about non-smokers being bothered. Simple, easy solution that *should* make everyone happy.
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• Brazil
5 Feb 07
I totally agree with you! Why not leaving a choice for people to smoek in the smoke zones and rooms.
@emeraldisle (13146)
• United States
5 Feb 07
Exactly, there is no reason they can't have smoking areas for people who would like to. I don't have a problem with a business not wanting smoking in it. I have a problem with the government telling a business they cannot. It should be up to the owner(s) as to whether or not they want it. It should be their right to decide not someone elses.
@vicky1 (241)
• United States
5 Feb 07
Well I am a smoker trying to quit. You won't be impressed because it has only been two days. But I feel smokers should have just as many rights as the nonsmokers. If a business wants smoking in it then that should be up to the owners not the goverment. I don't blow smoke in anyones face and if they don'tsmoke in thier house or car I respect that. I can respect a nonsmoker as they should respect me.
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• United States
5 Feb 07
Just curious what was the business that wouldn't hire people for smoking? I haven't heard of that one yet. I myself am glad thought that resturants don't allow it anymore. If you want to smoke then go outside, even though in some places that is a no no too. If you feel the need to give yourself cancer and stink that's fine, just don't do it near me and make me sick too. Why not just ban smoking all together and then there wouldn't be a problem? I know that may be a little on the extreme side but it is an option. Where does it say anywhere that people have the right to smoke? I can't think of anything that says that. Just my opinion and observations.
• Brazil
5 Feb 07
Thank you very much!
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@saralee1 (1983)
• United States
5 Feb 07
I will tell you why smoking doesn't need to be banned. I am a smoker. There are othes who smoke out there too. We actually, like to smoke, as much as you might like your morning coffee. Now, the government can take your breaks away, and after they have eliminated smokers, as another person said, they will start charging YOU the tazes, by coming up with something else to attack in society, such as oh, "Perfumes" as has been mentioned. Heck! why not deodorant? they got some extra smelly stuff there, as well. I watched restaurants sales plummet when I was in Phx, after they passed the anti smoking laws. HAHAAAHAHAAA! that was funny! the restaurants complained so much, they lifted the ban! mainly because the smokers weren't spending their money there anymore. others created smoking patios, at least. deny all you want peoples, Smoking is done by a good deal of people, in one form or another! and, if George burns could live to 101, and still smoke, that says it all for me. Now, if you are a non smoker, "butt out!" and, major kudos to all the smokers in this conversation, "for sure", and, is there a smokers committee out there yet, btw? :) I wanna join!
• United States
4 Feb 07
You have issues. Do you not see that smoking kills? Smokers are depressed and have an oral fixation. It is a problem. You have a problem, and you need help. You want to kill yourself go ahead, but do not justify it as "it is my right to smoke". I have asthma and allergies, I have a right to live and not breathe in your toxic air. Your smokers are all alike, you are all depressed, you all smell bad, and you all are self-centered. You do not need a smoke, you need a psychologist.
@saralee1 (1983)
• United States
5 Feb 07
Are you breathing my air little girl? no, I don't think so. why don't you go play in traffic.
@besthope44 (12145)
• India
22 Aug 10
Thats nice!Smoking is really a addiction and not easy to quit all of sudden. But good thing is there are many rehabilition center for helping to get rid of these habits. Try them and make a great change in your life.
• Philippines
5 Feb 07
Dont hate just because you smoke.