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Re: smoking in public areas

I was going to say you don't die from eating too much cake, but in extremes that will probably kill you quicker than smoking!
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I was going to say you don't die from eating too much cake, but in extremes that will probably kill you quicker than smoking!
Having your cake and eating it will also be illegal
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Old 05.09.2011, 20:20
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Having your cake and eating it will also be illegal
Only in the the UK (read that shite part of the Isles that is not Scotland)
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I was standing at a bus stop this afternoon in Zurich. I was not under the shelter smoking, when a lady appeared and stood right next to me with a small child in a pram. Should I have moved? I really thought I shouldn't but I did because of the child not because of the mother! Maybe sometimes people who really dislike the smell of tobacco could actually avoid smokers and not get as close to them as they possibly can, so that they can moan.
That woman obviously had no problem with your smoking, as you didn't mention that she complained about it.

So really you're moaning because your conscience compelled you to act like a nice, classy guy?

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get a lot of non-smokers approaching you and asking you to butt out, just because they want to stand near you? Interesting...
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Old 06.09.2011, 01:33
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get a lot of non-smokers approaching you and asking you to butt out, just because they want to stand near you? Interesting...
Hum! Interesting!

Which bring us to the next level:

-This thread is now useless without picture!
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* Of course, cake is bad for people's teeth, so must also be banned.
Last time I was in a cafe I sat next to a woman eating cake.

I ended up passively eating a good chunk of that cake (well, if you can call diving in with a fork "passive").

It didn't turn out well. You might be right about banning cake.
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Re: smoking in public areas

Ahhhhh, the anti smoking brigade out in force.

Hows your precious children getting a long with their mobile phones?
Computer consoles?
Where is their gas masks for daily pollution on the roads?

The law was passed for non smoking inside restaurants, bars etc. Which is totally acceptable, even if instead of smelling like smoke in bars now, it smells like sweat, sick, stale beer and natural gasses.

But to get on your high horse about a smoker smoking outside is taking the biscuit.

If you do not like it, go elsewhere.

Smokers contribute millions more in taxes for their habit than anyone else, and the argument that it is added to health bill of the state simply does not add up.

Passive smoke is not even proven to be half as dangerous as the toxins from cars that we happily inhale daily.

Telling a smoker where to smoke when they are in a legal smoking area will no doubt prompt a swift middle finger and a direction of where to go.

At your own risk
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Old 06.09.2011, 13:46
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Ahhhhh, the anti smoking brigade out in force.

Hows your precious children getting a long with their mobile phones?
Computer consoles?
Where is their gas masks for daily pollution on the roads?

The law was passed for non smoking inside restaurants, bars etc. Which is totally acceptable, even if instead of smelling like smoke in bars now, it smells like sweat, sick, stale beer and natural gasses.

But to get on your high horse about a smoker smoking outside is taking the biscuit.

If you do not like it, go elsewhere.

Smokers contribute millions more in taxes for their habit than anyone else, and the argument that it is added to health bill of the state simply does not add up. LINK?

Passive smoke is not even proven to be half as dangerous as the toxins from cars that we happily inhale daily. LINK?

Telling a smoker where to smoke when they are in a legal smoking area will no doubt prompt a swift middle finger and a direction of where to go.

At your own risk
Good to hear your opinion but if you do want to tell facts, you are better to prove them. So I would deeply appreciate if you could provide us some links to backup what you said above,

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Old 06.09.2011, 13:56
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I was going to say you don't die from eating too much cake, but in extremes that will probably kill you quicker than smoking!
Don't mention cake. Eating loads of that is totally risk-free and probably even has medicinal qualities.....
And only Mirfield does passive cake-eating so the rest of the sensitive public is quite safe.
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That woman obviously had no problem with your smoking, as you didn't mention that she complained about it.

So really you're moaning because your conscience compelled you to act like a nice, classy guy?

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get a lot of non-smokers approaching you and asking you to butt out, just because they want to stand near you? Interesting...
All I said was that I was stood away from the bus stop having a ciggie and she stood next to me with a child. I moved because of the child who had no say in the matter of where his/her mum stood not because of my ego or the mother!
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Re: smoking in public areas

Ok, then how about this - you are hiking, up in the mountains, there to enjoy the fresh air, you get on a chairlift and, yes, the people on the chairlift with you light up a cigarette. Once they finish smoking, the butts get flicked out into nature. What is the point of going up into the mountains when you intend to pollute the air and the environment AND ruin it for others? Some smokers are very considerate and I understand why it's hard to stop or why you might not want to stop out of principle, but there are very many of them where smoking is symptomatic for a general type of character.

Also, next time I see someone flicking a cigarette butt into a lake or stream, I might just have to push them in. 1 cigarette butt = 30 liters of water polluted, morons!
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What is the point of going up into the mountains when you intend to pollute the air and the environment AND ruin it for others?
One could ask that question of anyone who goes to the mountains.
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Old 06.09.2011, 14:28
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there are very many of them where smoking is symptomatic for a general type of character
Well, at least they HAVE character!

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Well, at least they HAVE character!

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Aaaw, don't take it personally, I'm talking about the sort of person who uses cigarette smoke as a general "up yours" to everyone and to mark that THEY are here, make no mistake, things had better run smoothly, chop chop, or else! They may also utter such things as "if you don't like it, why don't you just kiss my butt" when inconveniencing others and still think that it's super cool to drive fast in town while on the phone... I'm sure you know the type...
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Aaaw, don't take it personally, I'm talking about the sort of person who uses cigarette smoke as a general "up yours" to everyone and to mark that THEY are here, make no mistake, things had better run smoothly, chop chop, or else!
Where exactly have you come accoss these people?
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Re: smoking in public areas

I read some of these posts, and I do wonder what exactly it is that some of these people are smoking

Very aggressive, spurting out "facts" which seem to have no scientific (or indeed logical) basis and just generally rude.

I don't care if you smoke. Just don't plonk yourself next to me when I'm eating and light up, and don't sit there blowing it towards me either. That's about all I want.
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Where exactly have you come accoss these people?
Well, I remember meeting a lot of them while hanging around at the old Zurich stock exchange. In queues at skilifts in St. Moritz, many of them in France, quite a few in what are typically deemed as upscale places in Zurich, etc. I guess they have non-smoking counterparts aplenty, I just don't notice those as much as trying to dodge a glowing cigarette that is being waved about usually focusses my attention quite efficiently.
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Aaaw, don't take it personally, I'm talking about the sort of person who uses cigarette smoke as a general "up yours" to everyone and to mark that THEY are here, make no mistake, things had better run smoothly, chop chop, or else! They may also utter such things as "if you don't like it, why don't you just kiss my butt" when inconveniencing others and still think that it's super cool to drive fast in town while on the phone... I'm sure you know the type...
Personally, of course not, as I am a non-smoker.

However, I do generally prefer the character of most smokers compared to most non-smokers!

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Aaaw, don't take it personally, I'm talking about the sort of person who uses cigarette smoke as a general "up yours" to everyone and to mark that THEY are here, make no mistake, things had better run smoothly, chop chop, or else! They may also utter such things as "if you don't like it, why don't you just kiss my butt" when inconveniencing others and still think that it's super cool to drive fast in town while on the phone... I'm sure you know the type...
Weren't they the ones who chucked all the smokers out the pubs so they could pop in to an empty pub for a couple of shandies after the gym.
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Weren't they the ones who chucked all the smokers out the pubs so they could pop in to an empty pub for a couple of shandies after the gym.
If only Starbucks served beer, eh?
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