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Old 04-26-2013, 11:38 AM
 
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I wonder how medical or otherwise legal recreational pot smoking will be handled, going forward.
This^^^^^^^^^

I predict that bothering people with this kind of smoke will be considered okay.

 
Old 04-26-2013, 11:41 AM
 
Location: SGV
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Under what grounds?
We'd have to look at existing statutes and go from there. Releasing poison or covering yourself in poison is a good place to start.
 
Old 04-26-2013, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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As an ex-smoker (quit in 1987) it is not the residual smell of smoke that bothers me. I have found that some people that go out to smoke "reek" or it while on others it is barely detectable. What bothers me is that SOME (no not all) smokers will drop their butts wherever it is convenient for them, even if there is a butt/trashcan 5 feet away. People pick up after yourselves and stop being such pigs. I do think a restaurant should have a right to be smoking or non or be able to have a smoking section. It is up to the individual consumer as to whether they want to frequent that establishment or not. Same for the workers. As far as why smoking is so unpopular, I guess that it depends on WHAT you are smoking. It seems that some on the left have no problem with pot/marijuana but abhore everything else. Yeah right, smoke is smoke , is smoke. And the tobacco settlement money? It should be used JUST to offset the cost of healthcare for smokers and we all know that that's NOT where it is all going. Some is going into state slushfunds and other programs unrelated to smoking. FOUL!! You tax the product to death and then squander what you get as a result. Ingenuine. Yes, when I was a smoker I acquired more respiratory infections. That is between me and my health insurance and if I have to pay a higher premium if I am a smoker. As far as taking time at work, everyone gets breaks and let's limit it to that. And for the E-cigarettes, I think they are a great idea. My brother-in-law just recently quit entirely thanks to them. But then there are some that will find these "offensive".
 
Old 04-26-2013, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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Why is it when somebody doesn't like something they want to ban it ? Guns, "Pitbulls", smoking, alcohol and anything you can think of. Why are people so sensitive these days ? Your eyes watered? Boohoo, i just got back from lunch you should smell my office, it would make your eyes bleed!!

I'm not a smoker and think its a disgusting habit but its their problem not mine. An odor is something we cant avoid. I have a choicr to socialise with these people as they do with us and we make the decisions because were adults .... something has to be done about smokers, good grief!

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Old 04-26-2013, 11:45 AM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Banning something just because someone finds it objectionable is a slippery slope. As you have pointed out, there is going to be something that is objectionable to almost everyone. Whether it is perfume, cigarette smell or anything else. When you get a bunch of people together these things just happen and you have to learn to deal with it in an effective manner.

I have smelled cigarette on people who come in from outside who have been smoking in their cars. I think it is stinky but as soon as they are out of my immediate presence, the stink goes away. It sounds like you are very sensitive (whether that sensitivity is physical or psychological, I cannot say), so why don't you simply put up a sign on your door that says.. "Due to extreme allergies, no smokers beyond this point. Thank you".

20yrsinBranson
 
Old 04-26-2013, 11:46 AM
 
Location: SGV
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What you think should be done by employers is going too far. Which reminds me, did you brush your teeth today? Maybe you can ban people you don't want to smell from your office, but an employer shouldn't be expected to do that.
Fluoride and nicotine now have the same effect on people?
 
Old 04-26-2013, 11:48 AM
 
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Actually, tobacco effluent DOES cause cancer, both among those addicted to it, and thos involuntarioly exposed to it. It also cause a lot of other helath/comfort issues. Do you LIKE inflicting msery on your fellow citizens?
It does not..Stop with the hysterics. You CAN NOT get cancer from smoke smell or second hand smoke (unless your shotgunning it).
 
Old 04-26-2013, 11:50 AM
 
Location: SGV
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It does not..Stop with the hysterics. You CAN NOT get cancer from smoke smell or second hand smoke (unless your shotgunning it).
And there you have it! Just make up stuff! Lol
 
Old 04-26-2013, 11:52 AM
 
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Well, time for my own lunch break.

DoD Guy,

I'm having a banana so get ready for some potassium in your blood stream!
Might be a problem, I'm allergic to bananas. Have a good lunch though.
 
Old 04-26-2013, 11:52 AM
 
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Banning something just because someone finds it objectionable is a slippery slope. As you have pointed out, there is going to be something that is objectionable to almost everyone. Whether it is perfume, cigarette smell or anything else. When you get a bunch of people together these things just happen and you have to learn to deal with it in an effective manner.

I have smelled cigarette on people who come in from outside who have been smoking in their cars. I think it is stinky but as soon as they are out of my immediate presence, the stink goes away. It sounds like you are very sensitive (whether that sensitivity is physical or psychological, I cannot say), so why don't you simply put up a sign on your door that says.. "Due to extreme allergies, no smokers beyond this point. Thank you".

20yrsinBranson
Its one thing to say you can not smoke in a place where others are forced to breath it. But to say you don't want to smell it on them is stupid Liberal crap. I don't want to smell the onion you just ate or garlic or perfume you choose. But at what point does it become infringement the other way? Smell on someone is not your business. Unless its unreasonable. If someone does not keep them-self clean its one thing if it stops people from being able to function. But just because some after scent is not to your liking, is not a reason to tell others how to live. What if Blue makes me upset, Do I have the right to tell you not to wear it? You do not have a right to tell some smoker that you can detect that they have smoked a cigarette so they have to stop.

I don't smoke and will not start, its a horrible danger to my health. But I will not tell someone how to live either.
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