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Old 04-02-2010, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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I quit smoking two years ago and have had no regret doing so. But I do believe that if a person wants to smoke, then so be it, "it's their choice after all". As long as they respect others around them by not blowing it in their faces, or at least watch which way the smoke travels, especially when children are around.

Up here in Ohio (the worthless nut state ) they passed the (NO SMOKING LAW) in all public and private building (i.e Private clubs). Many of these clubs and bars cringed at the idea that they may loose and large number of their steady costumers. But it turns out that more and more non-smokers started to frequent these same clubs and bar and the numbers grew instead of declining as they first feared. Our own club that I'm a member of, went out of its way and built a out building (with lights and heat) for the members that are still smokers, so they wouldn't have to stand outside in the bad weather. Now our membership number have actually grown since the band smoking inside private and public buildings.

Now I don't know anything about Tobacco farmers and what they're up against when it come to their cash crop. But I have seen reports on TV showing a great deal of former tobacco growers are now growing grapes for wine and other industrial and agricultural uses. And many of them are doing quite well and some are doing better than they did with tobacco.
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Old 04-03-2010, 02:20 AM
 
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Its funny to hear smokers preaching about "rights" when it suits them, but then turn around & be against other "rights" when it doesnt or when they dont care about them.

How many smokers preaching the "rights" argument are in favor of marijuana legalization, or prostitution for that matter? Lets go further, how many are for woman having the "right" to choose to get an abortion?? Seriously, fair question.

BTW, I'm for all of these things personally (as well as "smoker's rights").
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Old 04-03-2010, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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Its funny to hear smokers preaching about "rights" when it suits them, but then turn around & be against other "rights" when it doesnt or when they dont care about them.

How many smokers preaching the "rights" argument are in favor of marijuana legalization, or prostitution for that matter? Lets go further, how many are for woman having the "right" to choose to get an abortion?? Seriously, fair question.

BTW, I'm for all of these things personally (as well as "smoker's rights").
Well said
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Old 04-16-2010, 10:48 AM
 
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Its funny to hear smokers preaching about "rights" when it suits them, but then turn around & be against other "rights" when it doesnt or when they dont care about them.

How many smokers preaching the "rights" argument are in favor of marijuana legalization, or prostitution for that matter? Lets go further, how many are for woman having the "right" to choose to get an abortion?? Seriously, fair question.

BTW, I'm for all of these things personally (as well as "smoker's rights").
Strange assumption, that smokers would be against all rights not associated with smoking.


Thatís like saying that someone in favor of equal rights for a race of people would be against equal rights for women or vise versa.
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:36 AM
 
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Up here in Ohio (the worthless nut state ) they passed the (NO SMOKING LAW) in all public and private building (i.e Private clubs). Many of these clubs and bars cringed at the idea that they may loose and large number of their steady costumers. But it turns out that more and more non-smokers started to frequent these same clubs and bar and the numbers grew instead of declining as they first feared.
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:27 PM
 
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Nitro201-That is the new "Big Brother" mentalltity of todays world.. If they can't do it themselves, then we much force them to and before you know it, it will be illegal to sever a overweight person anything but a salad is restaruants and there will be no salt on the tables and only children 12 and up will be allowed...

I gurantee you, it will not stop with smoking, that is just the beginning.
Amen! Big Sister is doing well also!!!
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