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Smoking in public

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Message 21 - posted by darrencred, Nov 20, 2005

no, in public it is a matter of freedom, surely.
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Message 22 - posted by U2379384 - alt id 3, Nov 20, 2005

'In public'? Do you mean outdoors or indoors where there are public or employees?
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Message 23 - posted by Henthitchen, Dec 6, 2005

But you don't mean that do you?

If you are aware of your situation then you will take measures to combat it: human nature, isn't it?







uote>'Urban Underclass'? Well, simply put, people like me.No 'A'levels,state education,renting my bookless home,less than the average wage,no pension or private health care and one second hand car.Watch soaps,vote BNP or New Labour,monarchist,no attainments or ambitions,resentment of those who have,clinging to white British racial and institutional traditions.Read only the Star or at a push the Mail.
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Message 24 - posted by U2487692, Jan 11, 2006

At last the Government has seen reason. A full ban on smoking in public and work places seems inevitable. Now we must campaign to stop people smoking in the presence of children in homes and cars.
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Message 25 - posted by TheChaosengine100, Jan 11, 2006

At last the Government has seen reason. A full ban on smoking in public and work places seems inevitable. Now we must campaign to stop people smoking in the presence of children in homes and cars.

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Here we go.....
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Message 26 - posted by U2426416 - alt id 6, Jan 11, 2006

Spot on, children need even more protection than employees and staff in pubs.
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Message 27 - posted by U2448401, Jan 12, 2006

I agree we should be protecting children from smoke before we bother with adults who don't seem to care about their own health. No one should be allowed to smoke inside any enclosed area where there are young people under18 and the parents or carers for very young children should be strenuously discouraged from smoking near them in open outdoor areas such as the street. How often do we see Vicky Pollards smoking and blowing smoke at children in and out of shops?
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Message 28 - posted by clever-hood, Jan 13, 2006

ban on smoking in public fair? In enclosed places yes. Cancer apart it isn,t pleasant to sit next to a puffer away. In Lincoln we hav ebeen told you don,t want sex in Devon. Where are you importing your babies from? max nottingham of lincoln.
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Message 29 - posted by fluffy999, Jan 30, 2006

I think a total ban on smoking in public is essential for public health. I know smokers will argue about their human rights but what about the rights of non-smokers? I am severely asthmatic and am sick and tired of being driven out of pubs, restaurants and everywhere else for that matter because of other peoples smoke. It's disgusting.
After a very severe asthma attack which put me in hospital for 3 weeks last autumn I was relieved to be able to venture outside again. However, whilst waiting at the bus stop I was forced out into the rain by someone who came into the shelter, lit up and proceeded to blow the smoke of his shoulder into my face. And why was he doing that? Because he didn't want it in his face that's why. I have tried asking people if they would mind not smoking in confined spaces but I just find people roll their eyes like I'm moaning about nothing. It makes me mad.
People choose to smoke but I didn't choose to be asthmatic. I'm sick of being considered one of those people who wave their hands around coughing every time someone lights up. I just don't see why I have to be admitted to hospital because someone else is selfish.
If you want to smoke, fine. But swallow your smoke and keep it to yourself - DON'T blow it all over me.
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Message 30 - posted by U2379384 - alt id 3, Feb 21, 2006

We've got the ban. Today BT are banning smoking in all buildings and vehicles and presumably by their staff in customers' homes. Now's the time for all businesses to do the same.
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Message 31 - posted by John of Paddington, Feb 21, 2006

What a sad life, mind you if you used the soap a bit more instead of just watching it your social life may improve.
I do not smoke, but I did 30 years ago, and I think this latest No Smoking Ban is just the tip of the dictatorship to come. God gave us free will, this Government is doing its best to take it all away.
Back in the 50's, when I did smoke, there was, for good safety reasons, a smoking ban at work. We all took snuff instead, no problem.
'Urban Underclass'? Well, simply put, people like me.No 'A'levels,state education,renting my bookless home,less than the average wage,no pension or private health care and one second hand car.Watch soaps,vote BNP or New Labour,monarchist,no attainments or ambitions,resentment of those who have,clinging to white British racial and institutional traditions.Read only the Star or at a push the Mail.

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Message 32 - posted by U2379384 - alt id 3, Feb 21, 2006

Snuff, I'm afraid, is as or more likely to give you cancer as smoking. Ever wondered why it fell out of use with the monied educated classes?
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Message 33 - posted by U2379384 - alt id 3, Feb 21, 2006

What a sad life, mind you if you used the soap a bit more instead of just watching it your social life may improve.
I do not smoke, but I did 30 years ago, and I think this latest No Smoking Ban is just the tip of the dictatorship to come. God gave us free will, this Government is doing its best to take it all away.
Back in the 50's, when I did smoke, there was, for good safety reasons, a smoking ban at work. We all took snuff instead, no problem.
'Urban Underclass'? Well, simply put, people like me.No 'A'levels,state education,renting my bookless home,less than the average wage,no pension or private health care and one second hand car.Watch soaps,vote BNP or New Labour,monarchist,no attainments or ambitions,resentment of those who have,clinging to white British racial and institutional traditions.Read only the Star or at a push the Mail.

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How do you extrapolate a dirty smelly personal hygiene regime from the other characteristics?
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Message 34 - posted by John of Paddington, Feb 21, 2006

I take it that "read only the Star", is in fact the 'Morning Star', I didn't know it was still published. I recall its predecesor th 'Daily Worker' gave the best racing tips you could get.
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Message 35 - posted by U2448401, Feb 21, 2006

You've not been to a news stand recently have you?
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Message 36 - posted by hurdigurdiman, Sep 7, 2006

I may the exception to the rule but, I as a smoker since the age of 12 and now 64yrs of age have the sense not to smoke near other people. If a smoker cannot wait until after he/she leaves a public building ie Restaurant, cinema or any other place were other people are congregated, then THAT is an inconsiderate selfish smoker and all smokers should not be blamed for his acts. The messages I read are meant for ALL smokers. I prefer to smoke in the fresh air. I enjoy smoking especially outside and away from other people. Smoking in a designated smoke place I think is a distgusting place to smoke. It stinks and takes my breath away, makes me cough and no doubt makes my clothes stink to high heaven. I do not use them and prefer to use nicotine gum or a patch for travelling. I am a nicotine addict and i find that quitting is a lot harder for me than most other one time smokers. Who knows, one day perhaps I may quit when I decide to give it an honest to goodness try.
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Message 37 - posted by boggster, Sep 8, 2006

If you want to see something really infuriating just go to the entrances of maternity hospitals in a any larger city. There they all are, fat-bellied or with a newborn in one arm and fag in their mouth. Best one was a pregnant girl with a toddler on her arm and her best maid blowing smoke into the toddlers face - for a laugh...
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Message 38 - posted by U3775715 - alt id 1, Sep 8, 2006

So few people smoke publicly they stick out like sore thumbs and are beginning to feel embarrassed,
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Message 39 - posted by Researcher 2922573, Sep 8, 2006

Have a heart the baby may have wanted a drag !
If you want to see something really infuriating just go to the entrances of maternity hospitals in a any larger city. There they all are, fat-bellied or with a newborn in one arm and fag in their mouth. Best one was a pregnant girl with a toddler on her arm and her best maid blowing smoke into the toddlers face - for a laugh...

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Message 40 - posted by Sholesa, Sep 8, 2006

I was a smoker too, until I quit in 1980, but my Old Lady refused to quit. Xmas 2004 (age 56) she had hernia surgery, and the medics had a problem getting her oxygen level up. They gave her supreme hell for smoking, and kept her in for two extra days. That was the end of her smoking days.
In May 2005 she had a fall and broke her right arm and right leg. A routine chest X-ray afterwards showed a spot on a lung, that was investigated. Result? January 2006 she had surgery to remove lung cancer. Now, because she smoked all those years she still has to be on oxygen when she's sleeping. Fortunately, the cancer was found early, and they got it all . . . . .
But I tell you, now, she says she wishes she could have every one of those fags back!!!
I may the exception to the rule but, I as a smoker since the age of 12 and now 64yrs of age have the sense not to smoke near other people. If a smoker cannot wait until after he/she leaves a public building ie Restaurant, cinema or any other place were other people are congregated, then THAT is an inconsiderate selfish smoker and all smokers should not be blamed for his acts. The messages I read are meant for ALL smokers. I prefer to smoke in the fresh air. I enjoy smoking especially outside and away from other people. Smoking in a designated smoke place I think is a distgusting place to smoke. It stinks and takes my breath away, makes me cough and no doubt makes my clothes stink to high heaven. I do not use them and prefer to use nicotine gum or a patch for travelling. I am a nicotine addict and i find that quitting is a lot harder for me than most other one time smokers. Who knows, one day perhaps I may quit when I decide to give it an honest to goodness try.

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