As we all know, smoking is harmful to health, especially for people who didn't smoke,so maybe u will say it's right, we should do something to protect our environment and keep our children healthy, from the point of social welfare, smoking bans or alcohol bans is absolutely right, but, do u think it's fair to sacrifice the interests of the few just for the good of majority?
I'm all for people destroying their own health; I think it's great! I think they should be allowed to consume any drugs they want, including nicotene. But they should not be allowed to damage other people with their drugs. Laws protecting innocent people are a good idea, and should be enforced to their full extent.
There's something that smokers don't get usually; It's the fact that non smokers smell cigarettes in a different way than smokers do. It's not only unfair that smokers hurt nonsmokers, but it's the fact that cigarrettes smell so bad, something like urine to be specific! I can't be around smokers for a long time, because I smell bad things, my face turn red and it feels as if I'm about to faint. So yes, they need to smoke in special places where they hurt no one's health. I feel sorry for smokers with all my heart & I do care for their health too, but they don't usually handle a simple advice, therefore I'm not going to give any. What's even worse here, that some people quit smoking cigarettes & start smoking Shisha as it's lighter on their lungs & their health in general! Just for everyone to know; smoking shisha for one time equals smoking 60 cigarettes!
In the Philippines, we have smoking areas designated in every place. The government understands the need and interest of few people who are smoking. But, there is always a right place to do it without compromising the health of the majority.
As for me, I do not smoke and I don't want my children to be exposed in second hand smoking as well. So, I hope that in public places there will be no one smoking. There's a proper place for that (i.e. smoking areas). ^_^
I think designated smoking areas are best. Aegis said everything I wanted to say.
It's about choice. If someone smokes, it's their choice. If they smoke around others who don't smoke, those people may have no choice.
We may remind ourselves that the "bans" are seldom abolute bans.
It would perhaps be more reasonable to see theses as restrictions on public, rather than
I am so much more pleased to be able to enter a restaurant or public place
that is not smoke-filled.
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