Originally Posted by rbryan
Heres a news flash, smoking is really bad for you.
I don't smoke. I don't want to breath anyones second hand smoke. If you want to kill yourself thats your perogative, but don't go sign up for medicare and expect me to pay for your oxygen tank and all the medical bills that go along with your future health problems.
Banning smoking in public places isn't taking away anyones rights, it enforces everyones right to breath clean air.
When the government is enforcing that ban, that is exactly what they are doing. The politicians like Ferlo say "nobody's taking away anyone's right to smoke," and of course the sheeple fall for it hook, line and sinker. They should leave it up to the individual business owners, plain and simple. Most public places are already smoke-free and plenty of restaurants, clubs and bars are already smoke free. So if you don't want to be around second-hand smoke, then go to one of those places, and leave the smokers alone.
And BTW, this is coming from a non-smoker.