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Banned or Not?

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Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:49 pm
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SirTobes says...



Should smoking be against the law? What are your views?


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Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:43 pm
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Lava says...



lol so do I.

I think if people want lung cancer, they can go ahead and smoke. Just don't affect those around you, y'know?!

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Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:05 pm
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Lapis says...



Yes. Smoking brings absolutely no benefits, and the calming is simply an illusion. should be definitely banned, and there are too many reasons to list.
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Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:39 pm
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Amaranth says...



I think that people should be able to do what they like. Smoking isn't healthy, but neither is fast food. I may be being biased because I'm a smoker, but I still say that it is just an unhealthy habit, but not an evil one. Like all unhealthy habits, you can choose to abstain from it or simply take it in moderation as I chose to do. (I limit myself to one cigarette a day if I need it...)
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Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:42 pm
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inkwell says...



It would be consistent with our other bans to ban smoking.

I, however, would simply want smoking in public to be banned (and private business would at least require a smoking zone). Along with smoking in a household with dependent minors.
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skwmusic says...



I'm with Inkwell. Public facilities should be smoke free. However I do believe a private business should be allowed to make their own call on whether they want a smoking zone or not. I also wouldn't ban smoking in households with dependent minors. Partly because how would you enforce that, and partly because I think that's a bit too much intrusion on freedom.
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Kamas says...



While smoking bans are theoretically sound, in application they are terrible. Banning smoking is about as ineffective as the laws against weed or any other form of drugs. I'm not saying it's a bad idea, nor that we should legalize these things, but we must keep in mind:

Smoking in the presence of infants or within smoke-free hotel rooms still happens. As does the buying/selling as well as consumption of things like marijuana despite all the laws and bans. Really, we don't want another lucrative illegal trade (that would rake in millions of illicit dollars that's not going anywhere productive) on our hands now do we?
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Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:00 am
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inkwell says...



I think the practicality and other issues of regulating drugs is a slightly off topic. That's OK, though. I see second hand smoking as a form of child abuse. Just like most child abuse, it does go unreported. But someone could very well call CPS if they see someone smoking over their baby, for instance.
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Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:17 pm
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MasterGrieves says...



I am against smoking, but I can see why people smoke. Besides, imagine the uproar that would be created from this banning of smoking. All we can do is make certain areas smokeable. Think about how much money the tobacco industry makes. With their industry gone, think about how much money will be lost. I think most smokers know when it is necessary to smoke or not. And I put emphasis on MOST. There are some exceptions, of course. So, smoking shouldn't be banned all together. In schools, bars and some public places but not in general. It is too big of a problem to solve.
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amit28it says...



Actually i am not in the favour of banning it....but in the regions where it's banning is the only solution it should be banned there...and its consumption depends upon the person itself....if he don't want to take it than he can quit there is no pressure on anybody....