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Re: King Donald

On 2017-02-07 10:58, Disaster Master wrote:
On Tue Feb 07 2017 10:50:22 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time), Ron Hunter
<rphunter@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Ever hear the old saying "Your freedom to swing your fist ends where my
nose begins."  It applies in this case.
In some cases, where people are cooped up together and don't have a
choice (ie, on an airplane).

My objection is that smoke
permeates the airspace, even outside, and if my nose is affected, then
you freedom ended.
No, sorry, you are wrong.

Or, are you now going to promote outlawing - then fining and maybe
jailing for repeat offenders - those who choose to fart in your general
direction. [...]

When that smoke affects my lungs, you don't have a right to expose me to it. What tipped the balance of opinion in Ontario was a waitress who died of lung cancer in her 50s. She had never smoked, but she had worked in bars all her life. The second-hand smoke there triggered the cancer which killed her. She spent the last two years of her life campaigning for work-place safety regulations to protect non-smoking workers.

A hotel/etc may set aside some rooms for smoking, but almost all are smoke-free these days. One reason: guests hate the smell. Another reason: cleaning costs. People who want to smoke can go outsdie for their fix.

PS 1: I smoked for 17 years, tried to quit twice, third try was successful because I realised how much money was going up in smoke. At today's prices (in Ontraio), I was smoking away about $350 a month.

PS 2: After an inital dip in business, bars and restaurants have enjoyed an increase. Why? I think Because people who had stayed away to avoid the smoke started eating out more. A side effect of no-smoking regulationss has been a steady reduction in smoking. Smoking has not been banned, you just can't do it anywhere you want any more.

Have a good day,

Wolf K.
It's called "opinion" because it's not knowledge.
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