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Smoking Ban - Unfair?
Posted 10/9/13 , edited 10/9/13

Chopsuey9444 wrote:

I believe it should be banned. I personally don't like inhaling cigarette smoke or the smell of it. Not only is it endangering the user, but it is also endangering those around the smoker who breathe it in. There are little to no perks of smoking, and smokers tend to just throw the butts of their cigarettes onto the floor, so cigarettes are not environmentally friendly. Smoking also ages you faster and messes up your mouth. There are much more better ways to achieving relaxation than smoking, and a whole lot of people who I see smoking don't have enough sex appeal to look cool when doing it. In fact, many of them look awkward and gross when they do it (they're coughing and spiiting everywhere ).

I believe chewing gum should be banned. I personally don't like inhaling that over-sweet-minty-menthol smell of it. Not only is it endangering the user because they can choke to death on it, but it is also endangering those around the gum chewer because they get scared and traumatized when they have to witness them choking to death. There are little to no perks of chewing gum, and gum chewers tend to just spit the gum on the ground, so chewing gum is not environmentally friendly. Chewing gum also makes you age faster and messes up your mouth. There are much better ways to achieve good breath than chewing gum, and a whole lot of people who I see chew gum don't have enough sex appeal to look cool when doing it. In fact, many of them look awkward and gross when they do it (they make those annoying sounds and spit everwhere ).
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Posted 10/9/13

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Chopsuey9444 wrote:

I believe it should be banned. I personally don't like inhaling cigarette smoke or the smell of it. Not only is it endangering the user, but it is also endangering those around the smoker who breathe it in. There are little to no perks of smoking, and smokers tend to just throw the butts of their cigarettes onto the floor, so cigarettes are not environmentally friendly. Smoking also ages you faster and messes up your mouth. There are much more better ways to achieving relaxation than smoking, and a whole lot of people who I see smoking don't have enough sex appeal to look cool when doing it. In fact, many of them look awkward and gross when they do it (they're coughing and spiiting everywhere ).

I believe chewing gum should be banned. I personally don't like inhaling that over-sweet-minty-menthol smell of it. Not only is it endangering the user because they can choke to death on it, but it is also endangering those around the gum chewer because they get scared and traumatized when they have to witness them choking to death. There are little to no perks of chewing gum, and gum chewers tend to just spit the gum on the ground, so chewing gum is not environmentally friendly. Chewing gum also makes you age faster and messes up your mouth. There are much better ways to achieve good breath than chewing gum, and a whole lot of people who I see chew gum don't have enough sex appeal to look cool when doing it. In fact, many of them look awkward and gross when they do it (they make those annoying sounds and spit everwhere ).


And I suppose chewing gum also causes cancer as well? At least when you die from being dumb enough to choke on a piece of gum, you will die knowing that your breath will smell minty fresh and whatnot.
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Posted 10/14/13

Hahahahaha this is golden.

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Posted 10/20/13

Chopsuey9444 wrote:
And I suppose chewing gum also causes cancer as well? At least when you die from being dumb enough to choke on a piece of gum, you will die knowing that your breath will smell minty fresh and whatnot.
That person did compare cheese cake to human trafficking. She's probably using her lunch money to smoke some other things
Posted 10/20/13
It is unfair, but I don't get what all the fuss is about--I mean, isn't it a good thing? since it will force people to quit smoking if they want to find better jobs?

Sure, it's blah-blah taking control of your life, but look at the bigger picture here--were you ever in 100% control of your life? Does anyone living in a civilized society ever have total freedom of their life?
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Posted 10/20/13

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It is unfair, but I don't get what all the fuss is about--I mean, isn't it a good thing? since it will force people to quit smoking if they want to find better jobs?

Sure, it's blah-blah taking control of your life, but look at the bigger picture here--were you ever in 100% control of your life? Does anyone living in a civilized society ever have total freedom of their life?


You're right, we don't have 100% freedoms in our civilized societies. Why though are we shifting in the direction of reducing freedoms instead of increasing them?

I support people's right to smoke as much as I support their right to drink alcohol and smoke weed. As long as it doesn't impact other people (ie. designated smoking areas, banning drinking and driving) people should have the freedom to do with their bodies whatever they want. Any argument people make for banning smoking can also be used against any other recreational substance use such as alcohol (or in a humorous post earlier, chewing gum).
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Posted 11/25/13
As an (almost) former smoker (now on the e-cig, or more correctly vaporizers) banning smoking is wrong. Why ban smoking? because some people have a hard time breathing around them? Well what about those women you bath in perfume? More than once that has sent me into a coughing fit and dizzy spells. Why does almost no one ever talk about banning perfume? Perfume is FAR WORSE (in my opinion). If we are to ban smoking, then I can think of a whole list of other things that should be banned too in public!

BTW, Vaporizers are NOT harmful to bystanders. Anyone spouting anything different to that affect is listening to the propaganda put out by big tobacco who are losing money to vape stores as we get our nicotine fix from them and not big tobacco!
Posted 11/26/13 , edited 11/26/13
Reading a bit of the article, Flagler County in Florida has decided on the ban to what they believe help with the health of the worker's so their productivity will increase and hopefully improve the health rate. From the look of the article, they just do not want to hire smokers, not really ban smoking in general.

That does not sound right though. That may cause more problems with employment versus trying to help decrease health issues. Just tell the people not to smoke while they are on the job makes more logical sense to me.
Posted 11/26/13 , edited 11/26/13
To ban smoking on public transportation: This was ok because non-smokers could not escape it. On trains, airplanes and buses they would have to accept the smoke when they shouldn't have to. As a smoker I agreed to this; I agree to give people options.

To ban ventilated rooms meant for smokers: This was not ok because non-smokers had a choice. They did not have to walk into these rooms. They had no business being in these rooms. However, if these public indoor places did not have a ventilated room for smokers then I could agree to the ban (until a ventilated room for smokers was made).

To ban smoking: This is definitely not ok because this does not affect anyone in a positive way. In only affects a particular group in a negative way. All this is, is about removing options instead of giving them. It's about controlling other people, which is more or less the same mindset as a sociopath. "I don't smoke, I don't like smoking, therefore I don't want you to smoke, so fuck you, I'm removing your right to smoke, because I should be in charge of you."


GayAsianBoy wrote:

but I don't get what all the fuss is about--I mean, isn't it a good thing?

Sure, it's blah-blah taking control of your life, but look at the bigger picture here

For a moment there I almost believed that you fucking me up the asshole against my will was for my sake. You know, when you get older and gain more experience you might actually make a good sociopath with that sort of rationalization.
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Posted 11/26/13
While I'm no fan of smoking, I believe it is wrong to say you won't employee someone if they smoke at home. Smoking is a legal activity and the work place shouldn't be telling you that you cannot gauge in a legal activity. If an off work activity does not impair your ability to perform duties and is legal, then your employer has no business telling you if can do it or not.

If you want to promote healthier employees, then provide incentives for people to not smoke. Some employers give discounts on health insurance premiums if you don't smoke, others will provide assistance for programs to help employees stop smoking.

I get it that it can cost more to have employees that smoke. It can raise group health insurance rates and since smokers have a higher rate of getting sick, cause issues with absence from work. However, there are ways to deal with those issues that doesn't require a policy of not hiring smokers.

I ski and I use to ride a motorcycle. Two activities that some consider high risk. I'd be looking for another employer if they told me that I couldn't ski or ride a motorcycle as the chance of me getting injured and having an extended absence from work is to high. I see this smoking ban in the same light.

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Posted 11/26/13
Since I have asthma, whenever I breath in smoke I start to cough.
I really hate seeing people smoke
it's unattractive to me, and it can kill people.
If people want to decrease stress there are plenty of other ways to do so.

They ban smoking because its unfair on the people who don't smoke.
Its more negative to continue let people smoke
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Posted 12/13/13 , edited 12/13/13
I love banning !!! Hihihi peace v^^

To ban or not to ban - it doesnt really matter which side ,

For those who loves smoking i just wished you'll inhale all your smoke , try not to exhale ^^~ ... Its air pollution and youre killing us !! >< (2nd hand smokers) we take more damage than smokers do .. =________________=
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Posted 12/30/13
McDonalds is bad for your health. I believe we should start banning anyone that eats at McDonalds for being employed. As a vegan even the sight of meat makes me noxious, therfore use of meat in public areas should also be banned. Fruits and vegitables are the only healthy forms of food that should be allowed.
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