View Poll Results: Should smoking be banned in public places?

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  • Yes, smoking should be banned in all public places.

    31 34.07%
  • Yes, smoking should be banned in official buildings but not bars/restaurants etc.

    11 12.09%
  • No, but venues which allow smoking should have designated smoking areas

    13 14.29%
  • No, smoking should be allowed without, or with few obvious restrictions

    3 3.30%
  • No, it should be up to the owner/operator of the building.

    28 30.77%
  • Why should I care, I don't frequent public places!

    0 0%
  • Other opinion, which will be elaborated in the 78-odd paragraphs to follow

    5 5.49%
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Thread: Ban Smoking in Public?

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    In my view it smoking should be banned except in areas especially designated for it. If someone wants he could open a "smokers bar".

    You are now able to smell the sweat and farts in a pub...surely not a pleasant smell either?
    It's not pleasant at all but honestly cigarette smoke is just as bad. What's better, to eliminate one source of bad smell, or to add one extra? The answer is only one and very clear to me. I'd like to avoid as many bad smells as possible and if I had the chance I'd support mandatory hygiene too.

    PS: And on a side note: If I walk down a busy road during rush hour for ten minutes I suppose I inhale more toxic smoke than by sitting in the smoking compartment of a train for an hour. So instead of bitching about how smoking inside adversely influences our health, people should rather look at the damage they are doing themselves by often driving cars that are anything but environmentally friendly.
    Yes it's true but cars serve a constructive purpose too. Peoples need cars to get to work, university, hospital. It's not comparable in my view with cigarette smoke. Tobacco is a pleasure, it's hedonism. I've nothing against some hedonism but not at the cost of ruining the healths of bystanders. In my view the priorities for a healthier life and healthier environment should be first to eliminate the damage done by unnecessary items. The fuels of the cars are starting to be replaced and it's being worked on making less damaging to the environment solutions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siebenbürgerin View Post
    If someone wants he could open a "smokers bar"
    Unfortunately, the anti-smoking laws being passed in western states do not allow for a "smokers bar", and in fact expressly prohibit them.


    Quote Originally Posted by Blood_Axis View Post
    By the way, I recently calculated how much money my boyfriend would save if he quit smoking. It's about...200 euros / month

    *consider also that average wages in Greece are about 700-800 euros monthly, literally 1/4 of smokers' paychecks goes to cigarettes. ...Idiots!
    They are dirt cheap in Romania (at least they were a few years ago, before they joined the EU). Now you can tell him to take you on a trip to see Dracula's tomb and it will pay for itself

    I've also seen some Russian websites selling cigs. Unfortunately, shipping to the US makes them cost prohibitive, but they might work for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vindefense View Post
    When government reaches the stage that it must compel the people to do right, It must depend upon force or coercion.
    If that's the price it has to pay for people living proper lives then so be it.

    Likewise, such force is naturally opposed, in the way of resistance. There are some through out the epoch of time who have brought down this force upon the individual, and likewise they have been thrown off by the masses.
    You are saying masses of people will revolt because of a smoking ban? Keep dreaming. The threat of revolt shouldn't stand in the way of doing what's right anyway. You would advocate race mixing if a majority of people supported it?

    Government by definition, is a collected group of individuals, formed to ensure that life and property are preserved.
    Life is not preserved when you put harmful substances into your body. Shooting up heroin is illegal, snorting cocaine is illegal, smoking weed is illegal, so should smoking tobacco. It's a drug, and it's poison to the body.

    Communism in turn, is the ultimate form of injustice against the people and it is the primary enemy of the Germanic spirit. A spirit, which has always fostered the ideal of liberty.

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    On the contrary liberal and libertarian notions are new to the "Germanic spirit". You liberals love to shout these slogans but I haven't seen any proof that Germanics are inherently liberal.

    There is evil in the world yes, but you would eradicate it only to wield a new evil? One more sinister and oppressive. To what end?
    There is nothing evil about preserving healthy lives. It's the drugs which are evil. Drug users and supporters of drug use are not really preservationists, they advocate irresponsibility and gambling with lives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bärin View Post
    Life is not preserved when you put harmful substances into your body. Shooting up heroin is illegal, snorting cocaine is illegal, smoking weed is illegal, so should smoking tobacco. It's a drug, and it's poison to the body.
    Not to forget coffee, not to forget most prescription medication. Ban those as well, seeing that it's a drug and poison to the body in sufficient amounts?
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    I think it should be allowed in pubs, clubs and bars but not offices or restaurants or anywhere frequented by children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bärin View Post
    Drug users and supporters of drug use are not really preservationists, they advocate irresponsibility and gambling with lives.
    No, we advocate the very opposite - that every individual take responsibility for their life, instead of relying on the state to do it for them. By removing the aspect of self-responsability in society, you're only creating more weak-willed people, dependent on extrinsic forces to lead their lives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bärin View Post
    It's a drug, and it's poison to the body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sigurd View Post
    Not to forget coffee, not to forget most prescription medication. Ban those as well, seeing that it's a drug and poison to the body in sufficient amounts?
    No you have to carefully analyse the consequences before you make any such decision. I have no need for tobacco -- even though I occasionally enjoy it -- but I estimate that without coffee my productivity would drop by 23.234%.

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    I dont smoke but I don't see were it is the Governments buisness to tell us anything. If I go to a public place that is smokey and it bothers me, I have the ability to leave. I do prefer smoke free establishments though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Wellenkamp View Post
    I dont smoke but I don't see were it is the Governments buisness to tell us anything. If I go to a public place that is smokey and it bothers me, I have the ability to leave. I do prefer smoke free establishments though.
    I don't know what a public place exactly is where you live, but over here it is basically any place that is either not someone's home or in the middle of the woods. So I think that it is very well within the government's purview to e.g. ban smoking in the public transport system. Regarding pubs, clubs and restaurants I would not be that categorical, even though I personally appreciate and enjoy the public smoke ban over here.

    I also believe, which is important, that a society, on the collective level, has a right to self-regulation.

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