i smoke about 4 cigs a day and for people who says it does nothing for you, and have never smoked one, I garuntee you will feel somthing and it is your choice to do so or not. but as other said i do the same. i like to float the river in the summer alot and like to bring smokes, however alot of familys float it and if that dad or mom asks me to move a way nicley, i will comply and do it, but liek another guy said if there being dicks, F off and light another one. and yes its bad for you. KFc= clogged arterys, drinking= bad livers, smoking= bad lungs, chewing= bad gums= staring at a computer/ tv all day= bad eyes, and yes, have you heard of world of warcraft? im sure many of us here have heard the stories of people going crazy from it.
I am a pack-a-day smoker, and I really don't care too much about the smoking ban in most areas. I'm never really craving a cigarette so bad I want to potentially want to piss off a lot of people that I seem to have to be inside with (in other words, why can't I just go outside?). Where I come from (Houston, TX) we have a few cities within the city limits of Houston (Hedwig Village, Bunker Hill Village, Spring Valley, Memorial Village) and since they can enforce their own laws without having to adhere to Houston's laws, some of them chose not to have the smoking indoors ban. There are a few restaurants that do allow smoking indoors, but only in one section, and they post a sign on the door, while other places advertise that they do not allow smoking.
The one thing that I think should be done though. Airports. For the love of god, please give us an outdoor smoking section past the security check. When I want a cigarette but can't have one for the next 4+ hours, I get antsy. I might just break that smoke detector and blow my smoke into the sink in the lavatory.
I wanna contribute to that subject. :) I am a smoker. Not heavy, not mild either. Let me tell u this : friends i have r smokers right now. Yet i also have friends that don't smoke. The point of it is : when i'm with those that do not smoke i try to be unharming, i.e. - not smoke or not smoke too much around this person, since we r friends. Heck, i had a crush over a girl that is not smoker. And i already smoked then (and still). So, when u r around those that not smoke, try your best not stand around them with your cigarette spreading the "aromas" all around a person. (esp if he/she is your friend) It comes from smoker. Say if it was humble. :) And as for public places, fine rule. Than again : when it comes down to pubs - this is awkward restriction, to say the least. Again, comes from smoker & since the only pubs i visit r definetally filled with this somehow captivating stuff. :)
NiRv4n4;4701164If it takes a cigarette for you to relax, then there is most likely something wrong with you. Either you are addicted, or you have some sort of disease. I am just saying, it isn't like people will walk up to you and initiate great conversation or something if you are smoking, much to the contrary.
I just don't see what the point of cigarettes is. They don't really help you in any way. So that is why I have my opinion. And it has specifically been noted that if you smoke, you are at a HIGHER risk of getting cancer. Sure, you can get it from other sources, but cigarettes do raise the risk. I know you will just keep on arguing, but attempt to see it from my view.
you are simply niave and the world hasn't f***** you yet.
the original post does not say hey lets all smoke, it's a rights issue.
why can't an establishment display clear signs in their windows that this is a smoking venue. If you don't like it (as the author says) piss off.
Smoking makes you look cool and chicks dig it (full stop)
cc.;4700745Smoking in public spaces.
It has long been a topic of controversy and discussion with my friends, so I thought I'd get your opinions on the matter.
In most countries and states right now (except for civilized ones), it is illegal to light up a smoke in a bar or a restaurant.
In my personal opinion, a person should be allowed to light up wherever they damn please. But I know theres too much opposition for that to ever happen, so I think the real solution is discretion. A bar or a restaurant should be allowed to put a sign on their door that says "we smoke in here, if you don't like it, piss off." Or something to that effect.
I find it ridiculous that the state can dictate what I'm allowed to do in my own place of business.
and before you all jump the gun; no, i'm not a religious smoker. I used to smoke a fair bit, I quit recently to shape up a little.
I hope some of you are libertarians, I wanna see some good responses.
Well, you know. I can disagree with you on that. I don't smoke nor drink. However, that is my choice. Who am I to tell you what you can and can't do in life? Who am I to put boundaries on your life? You limit no ones liberty, yet others seek to limit yours. I feel government should stay out of everyone's social life.
I can understand Government getting involved in the economy a bit, they have an army to pay for after all. But there is no reason for them to tell you not to do something, when you clearly are not harming anyone else. Sure you hurt your lungs. However, that is up to you. Not me, YOU.
Let liberty ring!
Noobst3R;4707302Maybe i'm to young to arrgue about this, but all i can say is this: A beer shortens your life with 2 minutes. A cigarette shortens yout life with 5 minutes. A day of work or school shortens yourlife with 8 hours ;-p
Are you talking about the time spent partaking in these activities, or the "actual" effect on your lifespan?