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Old 12-08-2012, 06:32 PM
 
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The evidence of negative health effects of second hand smoke are aplenty. Has this been implemented anywhere you know of? I know there are extensive smoking bans in closed buildings, but what about downtown public streets. For non-smokers who care about their well-being, a new regulation like that would be great. Plus, if there were less places people were allowed to smoke perhaps more would consider quitting smoking.

 
Old 12-08-2012, 06:42 PM
 
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Boulder just banned smoking on the Boulder Mall downtown.
Boulder was one of the first places to have smoke free bars and restaurants.
Non smoker so I support the idea.
 
Old 12-08-2012, 10:31 PM
 
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Awesome, go Boulder.
A guy who didn't like the measure complained that he plays music at the mall and relies on cigarettes to acquire a bluesy voice.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/1...n_2243577.html
Too bad for his health.

Another reason this would make a good law is if you look at the ground along sidewalks on main roads, it's amazing how many cigarettes are everywhere.
 
Old 12-08-2012, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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If people want to smoke, let them smoke. Just not in public establishments.
 
Old 12-09-2012, 09:04 AM
 
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And most people in Boulder would consider the Pearl Street mall a public establishment.



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If people want to smoke, let them smoke. Just not in public establishments.
 
Old 12-09-2012, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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The evidence of negative health effects of second hand smoke are aplenty. Has this been implemented anywhere you know of? I know there are extensive smoking bans in closed buildings, but what about downtown public streets. For non-smokers who care about their well-being, a new regulation like that would be great. Plus, if there were less places people were allowed to smoke perhaps more would consider quitting smoking.
It seems like a bit of over kill to me, but probably necessary. Even after you throw the smokers out of buildings, they still don't get the clue. They just huddle around the building entrances, and blow smoke into the faces of non-smokers coming and going. Why can't they just go out back and smoke by the stinky dirty dumpsters? It's obvious that foul odors don't bother them.
 
Old 12-09-2012, 01:04 PM
 
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I don't smoke but think that is going too far. It seems impossible today that many years ago smoking was allowed on airplanes, theaters, buildings, and trains. Granted about half of us smoked then.
 
Old 12-09-2012, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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I don't smoke but think that is going too far. It seems impossible today that many years ago smoking was allowed on airplanes, theaters, buildings, and trains. Granted about half of us smoked then.
You know what? Life is better because of it.
 
Old 12-09-2012, 03:25 PM
 
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I don't think it would be going too far. I hate being in lines for buses and having people in front or behind me puffing away, the smoke blowing in my face, and not being able to move or I'll lose my spot in line, for example. And I've actually considered wearing one of those face masks while shopping downtown.

If I had a dollar for every time I had to inhale another person's cigarette smoke...well unfortunately I'd be much more likely to get cancer instead.
 
Old 12-09-2012, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Nonsmoker, but I'm well aware that the moment that I start advocating that someone else's rights to do something that I disagree with be legislated out of existence, that I've just said it's just fine and dandy for the same to be done to me.

Just when did we become a society that thought that other adult citizens should not be allowed to make their own decisions and that we should be protected from everything under the sun including being offended?

Well, if that's the case, I find people who want to legislate the rights of other people out of existence for things like this to be pretty much one of the most offensive things on the planet and I think there should be legislation requiring them to stay in their own homes so they don't force their offensive opinions on the rest of us. Those attitudes are far, FAR more destructive, AND offensive, than second-hand smoke could ever be.
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