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Old 07-22-2010, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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Are those opposed to Sebastopol's proposed smoking ban also against the ban on smoking in restaurants\ stores\ hospitals? Would anyone want to be sitting at a lunch counter next to someone who is smoking a cigar or marijuana? How about allowing people to spit in the air in restaurants or fart and comb lice out of their hair while sitting next to other customers?

Why don't we do away with speed limits or allow people to burn trash on their front yards?
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Old 07-22-2010, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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I think bars should have been given the option of being all-smoking OR all-non-smoking instead of the Nazi-like Prohibition. Perhaps apartments should have the same option ~ all-smoking or all-non-smoking. Those with more than one building could even reserve one just for smokers. Too much to ask?

As for freedom to smoke inside one's own home. . .

Wasn't in California somewhere that a smoker got cited by the police for smoking on her own front porch just because a neighbor "didn't like it"??? I wish I can remember that story but it's been at least a year ago.
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Old 07-22-2010, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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I think bars should have been given the option of being all-smoking OR all-non-smoking instead of the Nazi-like Prohibition. Perhaps apartments should have the same option ~ all-smoking or all-non-smoking. Those with more than one building could even reserve one just for smokers. Too much to ask?

As for freedom to smoke inside one's own home. . .

Wasn't in California somewhere that a smoker got cited by the police for smoking on her own front porch just because a neighbor "didn't like it"??? I wish I can remember that story but it's been at least a year ago.
Since we know that second-hand smoke is unhealthy and can result in cancer, why would anyone want to breath in another person nasty tobacco smoke? California was the first state to forbid smoking in public establishments and now most state have the same restrictions. Does Oregon allow smoking in restaurants?

If you wanted to pee on the floor of a restaurant because it is too inconvenient to walk to the restroom would that be OK for others around you? What does "Nazi" mean when it comes to the well-being of others?
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Old 07-22-2010, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Since we know that second-hand smoke is unhealthy and can result in cancer, why would anyone want to breath in another person nasty tobacco smoke? California was the first state to forbid smoking in public establishments and now most state have the same restrictions. Does Oregon allow smoking in restaurants?

If you wanted to pee on the floor of a restaurant because it is too inconvenient to walk to the restroom would that be OK for others around you? What does "Nazi" mean when it comes to the well-being of others?
Smoking is banned in ALL bars and restaurants in Oregon. And I adhere to my belief that establishments should be allowed to choose between ALL smoking or ALL non-smoking. And, yes, Nazi can very well apply to the "well-being" of others when it takes away someone else's choices!!! I love my non-diet Pepsi. I'm sure that there will soon be efforts to take that away from me, too!

I hate the smell of microwaved fish but I would never consider telling someone he can't have it.
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:13 PM
 
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I hate the smell of microwaved fish but I would never consider telling someone he can't have it.
Your neighbor's microwaved fish can't give you cancer.
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Old 12-30-2010, 01:23 PM
 
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Smokers suck.
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