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Thread #75556 Message #1332010
Posted By: el_punkoid_nouveau
19-Nov-04 - 03:06 AM
Thread Name: BS: Smoking in public to be banned (UK)
Subject: RE: BS: Smoking in public to be banned (UK)
As MBSL pointed out, I used to smoke. I worked in London at the time that smoking was banned on the Underground - overnight, it became immensely cleaner and more pleasant.
Nobody stopped using it. They (I) had a fag outside before and after the journey.
Nobody has stopped using air travel because they can't smoke.
I have now realised that a) anyone has the right to smoke and harm themselves b) everyone has the right not to smoke and harm themselves and c)every right has a responsibility with it - in the case of smokers, not to harm any one else, and for non-smokers not to preach at smokers!
One of the reasons, however, that I now actually dislike going into pubs is that I come out stinking of stale fag smoke. Another is that I have to breathe other peoples second hand smoke - and farts are preferable, because they rarely last as long.
So I will be happy if it is banned inside pubs etc., but will find the little knots of smokers quite amusing:-)