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Time To Ban Smoking In Public

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  1. 1. Should Vancouver Ban Public Smoking?

    • YES, there is nothing more obnoxious
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    • NO, Smokers are already persecuted enough
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    • WHATEVER - why would this even bother you?
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Smokers are the shallowest people. They started smoking, because their friends pressured them into it. They will never get an ounce of sympathy out of me.

Second hand smoke is dangerous for kids under 12, and has been proven to reduce lung compacity, and cause a number other of issues later in life.

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Can't drink in public? Shouldn't be able to smoke either.

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lol, I'm imagining how much more ripped apart the op would be getting if he lived in Quebec. If you get offended by smokers when you walk down the street maybe you should stop leaving your house.

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There's a difference between smoking cigs and driving cars, you see. The former is not necessary at all while the latter is (for some people at the very least)

Try a different comparison, yeah?

Imo it should be treated the same as alcohol consumption.

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OP. I would love for you to go anywhere outside Vancouver and complain. Pick any city in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe etc. and just observe how well non-smokers have it on the West Coast of North America. I think only San Fransico is the only city ahead of Vancouver for its persecution of smokers. Even in places such as Oslo or Stockholm, people smoke all over, even in cafes outside.

If you wish, however, I can send you some goggles and a nose plug, or perhaps even a gas mask.

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I would say yes to ban it publicly if only to ensure that if marijuana gets legalized it too will be banned the same way.

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I think smokers should be banned from public transit and elevators.

Nothing worse then being in a confined space with a fleece jacket wearing smoker who just put his cig out and stands next to you.

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I think smokers should be banned from public transit and elevators.

Nothing worse then being in a confined space with a fleece jacket wearing smoker who just put his cig out and stands next to you.

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Going to ban perfume, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, leather jackets, hand lotion, anyone who has had garlic for lunch while you're at it?

Nothing worse then being in a confined space with someone who is fresh from the salon, the shower, lunch, the gym or the washroom and stands next to you. See how silly that sounds?

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Who are you to decide what's necesary? The overwhelming majority of driving is NOT necesary.

Alchohol and tobacco should be regulated as absolutely little as possible so long as the safety of the public is maintained. It's fair enough to not expect to have to work in a hazy smoke filled enviroment and we should expect people behind the wheel to be sober. Fair enough.

The nazis trying to stop you from having a smoke or enjoy a glass of wine on the beach have go to go.......

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Nope - most of those don't contain carcinogens.

In other words, none of them affect my health like the chemicals from a cigarrette.

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Well, it seemed your post was referring more to the smell of smoke than the noxious cloud of carcinogens emanating from the fleece jacket of a smoker who had previously smoked a cigarette.

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I never decided driving was necessary. It doesn't need some sort of decision from me to be so. And I did mention that it was at the very least necessary for some people (aka not everyone, the majority).

FTFY

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Nope - most of those don't contain carcinogens.

In other words, none of them affect my health like the chemicals from a cigarrette.

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Perfumes, deodorants, hand lotions, and any cooked foods do contain carcinogens.  They, like the fumes coming from somene who has recently had a smoke, woudl be in extremely low quantities though.

Let's face it, it's no the health risk that concerns you, it's the "offensive odour".

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