............. why on earth should I have to stay at home, or away, from a particular venue because some people insist on what is essentially a selfish and unnecessary habit? Surely to God at the end of the day the smoking ban is for everyone's benefit, even smokers, if they wanted to see past the end of the end of their next cigarette.
The same logic can be applied to smokers as well. Why should they have to stay away from non-smoking places??.. This is also going to make people (prepare yourselves, new buzzword) "binge smoke" (aka chain smoke) between venues.
Let's also think about the practicality of a ban... Who is going to police it and deal with the fines?
It's not the same as a person's right to drink over another's not to since their drinking does not affect the other. As I said earlier, I don't go over to a non-drinker and wee all over them...
No you probably dont, but as a generally non-drinker, why should I put up with some drunk yob weeing on the street, in front of my house? Why should I put up with the loudish singing at 3 in the morning, or the mess of discarded kebabs near by, or the loud music that kicks in upstairs at 03.30 in the morning, or the destruction, the violence and the unease it brings to the local communities.. Or why should I live in the danger that some drunk driver is going to get in their car, and kill me, or my family?? So, let's in fact, let the government control everything in our lives and we'll even ban drinking... If drinking was banned in this country, it really wouldn't bother me.. And I'm sure if someone did some research into it, alcohol related crimes, deaths, injuries etc etc, far outweigh the never proven, assumed cases of cancer by second hand smoke.
As a life-time non-smoker I find it impossible, totally impossible, to see what anyone gets out of smoking: it stinks, it's expensive, it's harmful. Yet no one can ever really explain why they do it aside from saying: 'I enjoy it'. This again I find inexplicable. How on earth can one enjoy smoking??!
I guess, you would have to be a smoker to understand that...
Or is it really an excuse because they can't (or won't) admit that they can't give up and that the cigarette is, in fact, stronger than they are?
Ha ha ha ha..