pskipper wrote:Related to 18
I do wonder why people talk about their right to smoke rather than their right to give other people cancer... If it just smelt nasty and wasn't hurting anyone else then I would be supporting others right to smoke. For those who claim it doesn't cause cancer my response is 'Tell that to Roy Castle!' (Rant over, and I promise that none of it was aimed personally at people who have posted about enjoying their cigarettes)
Um...Roy Castle chose to work in smoky places - he could have worked in an office or in a smoke free environment.
it seems that whenever there's anythign to be said about health, the smokers get a good bashing. We pay enough taxes on each box of cigarettes or pouch of tobacco. If every smoker was to stop next National Non Smoking Day (what a cheek! I don't see National No Drinking Day, or national No Driving Day) then the economy would fall within a week.
Its about time other anti social habits were stopped too - why is it that drunk people are still allowed to pee up buildings? Why are they allowed to shout abuse and pick fights? Why are they allowed to drop litter? Why does no-one complain that bar staff are under threat from the health implications from someone else's drinking (i have seen noses broken...). Still, i don't see any big campaigns to stop people drinking in places that there are non drinkers.
What about the public peeing as i previousy mentioned? I'm getting sick of going somewhere only to see men at fences/walls peeing freely. I was at solstice watching sunrise over a line of men peeing against the fence. It smells, its nasty, and there are planety of toilets about. it also carrie diseases, and will spread them.
Driving: When there is National No Driving Day, i'll be happy! I don't smoke in bus shelters/stops. I don't like the idea of making other people smell (which, by the way, i don't - my personal hygiene is pretty good, and i don't smoke in the house - just to let the person know who mentioned it earlier). However, in the act of standing at the bus stop, i get covered in ewxhaust fumes!! When walking to work, i take in more carcinogens than someone standing next to me whilst i smoke.
So, yes, it is my right to smoke, as much as it is someone else's right to drink, another person's right to drive, and what seems like every bloke's right to pee in public.