Seems fair to me, I just wanted to hear what an unabashed smoker had to say on that matterHi,
Dubious humour aside, if someone wants to ingest something that is statistically quite likely to be the cause of their death then fine go ahead EXCEPT that with tobacco unless it is banned in public places then non-smokers would have to avoid PUBLIC places if they wanted to avoid the foul-smelling (probably carcinogenic) outpourings. Public is meant to mean public so I think the onus is on the smoker to stay away from public places when they want to smoke. I don't see why I should stay away from PUBLIC places just because other people want to make the air noxious.
Snoopy.... You don't see why you should have to stay away because people smoke? Who the hell says that? It's you who decides to go somewhere or not...
Go back ten years twenty years? (if you can) When you went to a pub back then how many issues about smoke in a public house were there?.
Indeed, it is me that decides. There are places that I would like to go but I don't because I don't want to breathe in noxious air. Someone who smokes isn't putting their health at risk by going into a smoke-free environment.
Probably less but as a society we are more informed about the health dangers. In some ways we have progressed; drink/driving, smoking, diet, bare-knuckle fighting, bear baiting, dog fighting... Over time practices that were once considered acceptable become unacceptable (generally...)
in my world, all the non smokers have to wear masks, to protect their itty bitty lungs from shrivelling up... "I dont want to be polluted by ur noxious smoke, cough, cough..." fine and dandy, but I don't want to suffer from ur car exhaust fumes and ur spent aircraft fuel smog either...
I'm also a fan of bare knuckle, but its no fun without elbows, biting and gouging...
I don't have to guess at how unhealthy it is, I have the numbers to prove it.
I.... Like you.
Oh really?! I best quit smoking then! I wasn't aware of the numbers!!.... heh.
Seriously, I registered almost 20ppm once in a smokers house. You can look up what the effects of being in that kind of environment will do to you. Remember that Carbon monoxide tends to build up in the blood stream.
I use an SGA1 UEI Carbon Monixide detector capable of readings from 1ppm up to over 700ppm. On the newer models there is even a blow tube for customers to blow into to determing the CO readings in their blood. Smokers get blown away by just how much they have accumulated. Hey, I smoked for over 25years I understand addiction, but like I said, I got the numbers.