Bans on SMOKING  

goddessofbitches 41M/33F
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8/2/2005 9:59 am

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Bans on SMOKING

I know...I usually don't post twice a day...but...I just couldn't wait...lol

I went to Lexington for the second time since I moved back to Richmond. I was there visiting a friend and was upset at the fact that when we went to Waffle House....I couldn't smoke...Lexinton had recently put a ban on smoking in any establishment...including bars...strip clubs....resturaunts...and so on.

I know why they did it and I understand why some people feel it is a good thing. But...that just kinda puts a damper on things for us smokers. Just as much as it is a free country and people don't HAVE to smell cigerette smoke....It is a FREE country and WE have a RIGHT to smoke and should have a right to smoke any where we want. I mean...are they going to ban in completely so we can't even smoke in our own homes? In our cars?

It is a good thing I am trying to quit now...I hate to be a smoker in the future when smoking is totally banned everywhere...it will be as illegal as smoking weed...

HUGS~~~MANDY


Always The Bitch


letsgooutside2 49M

8/2/2005 10:58 am

I have no beef with smokers in bars, casinos, in their yards. People I love smoke. I can chose to go there and hell, if people want to be in a place where booze is flowing why not let them smoke. That's a double standard to me. However, as a person that get's major sore throats and stuffed sinuses when around smokers for too long, isn't it my right in a "free" country to not have to inhale toxins? If I'm in a restaurant or open public place it's a real drag (pun intended) for me to breath the smoke. Shouldn't workers in smoking establishments have better ventilation so they aren't working dialy in smog worse than Mexico City? We've all been in bars that you can barely see through the haze. Flying on airplanes in the smoking days used to wipe me out, and it only took a half dozen smokers to do this. It's easy enough to get colds flying as it is. I understand how smokers can feel picked on, and it's damn sucky that cigs are so addictive. If they weren't addictive, a cig now and then after a meal, with a beer, and after sex would be something I could tolerate better.


goddessofbitches 41M/33F

8/2/2005 12:51 pm

Letsgooutside2--- I get your point...and if you ask me...when you are in an establishment or when one is being built...how hard would it be to design an area for smokers that has it's own ventalation...I mean...these people choose to smoke and if it Is possible for them to have their own system and smoke...why not let them. THere was a resturant I was in not long ago that offered a smoking section on one side of the building. It was somewhat closed off and everything was vented...when my mother (who doesn't smoke...) was over there...she couldn't even tell that there was a smoking section...
I don't mean that no one should get to smoke...and I'm not saying that everyone should breathe second hand smoke...but there has to be a meet in the middle....a fairness... some sort of comprimise...

TongueURBum--- That is cute little saying....thanks...I hope that it becomes a successfull one.

HUGS~~~MANDY

Always The Bitch


AltumHunksUnite 53M

8/2/2005 6:54 pm

Nah, smoking will never be illegal. Our government is too dependent on the money from the taxes and class-action lawsuits.

Let me drive. I like the view


goddessofbitches 41M/33F

8/2/2005 7:41 pm

lol...you have a point there cleavis....but...at the rate it is going it might as well be...hell...I can't even enjoy a cigerette outdoors...to which the Phillip Morris company as so nicely created a cig that is now shorter than before...called 72's. I smoke them now so I am not outside for as long....
HUGS~~~MANDY

Always The Bitch


letsgooutside2 49M

8/3/2005 12:17 am

To further that Cleavis, our government, meaning elected official in the government, profit directly from tobacco sales not just taxes while at the same time "encouraging" responsibility by the companies. Phillip Morris loves to pad the pockets of the powerful.


TaZmAnIa2002 37F

8/3/2005 12:26 am

Mandy,

I agree with you, I think us smokers should have just as much right as anyone that does not smoke...


hondadabink 34M/35F
2 posts
8/3/2005 2:57 pm

i know waffle house i use to be furinture at our old waffle house the majority of the coustomers at waffle house are smokers esp thrid shift.


crankyourwagon 45M

8/4/2005 10:33 pm

Sorry Mandy! When I was growing up I was around smoke all the time. Never bothered me. Now that I have lived a hermits life I feel so sick to my stomach and my gums even get swollen if I'm around heavy smokers. So on that note I'm sorry but I'm not. We can still be friends I hope. It doesn't bother me if you smoke on your side of the internet.


goddessofbitches 41M/33F

8/5/2005 1:48 pm

Taz--- Thanks...glad we are in agreement.

honda--- Waffle House does always seem to be the headquarters for smokers...lol

Crank--- That's cool. I respect people who don't smoke. I don't even smoke in my own home for my kids' sakes.

HUGS~~~MANDY

Always The Bitch


hotandhorny107 58F

8/10/2005 11:01 am

It has come to the point, where smokers have become victims of discrimination. Yes I choose to smoke, and have always thought of myself as a considerate smoker, always asking those around me if my smoking would be a problem. If it was, I would move away and smoke out of their range. Now, big brother is on his high horse, taking away another freedom in the name of better health. Bullshit, if you ask me. Now, I don't consume alcohol and feel that this is a health hazard. Think about it for a moment in terms of drunk drivers killing people, addiction, and its toll on not only the alcoholic, but on family members as well. And that is just a few of the problems. Yet, look anywhere and you will find alcohol almost everywhere. The bars, restaurants, the corner convienent market, even attached to grocery stores. When was the last time you went to restaurant and were not asked if you wanted a drink? That is the FIRST question asked. Yes, I always get something with no alcohol, but it is an easily available drug to everyone as long as you or age. Again, I don't partake, so why should I be exposed to it? I would love to see it taxed and regulated and badmouthed the same way smoking is.

I don't want the people at the next table in the restaurant drinking in front of me either, so I want a section of the place reserved for non drinkers like me. I don't want to see commercials for alcohol on TV either, so get rid of them too. And don't forget about the print ads in magazines, billboards etc.

And that is my 2 cents on the subject.


goddessofbitches 41M/33F

8/26/2005 12:40 pm

I agree 100% THere is no reason why Smokers should be discriminated against. Why isn't there a non-drinking section....or a no kids section...since when I am out with my husband without kids, I don't care to be in ear shot of someone else's kids...I want dinner in peace...lol...

I guess until that battle has been won...we will suffer...

HUGS~~~MANDY

Always The Bitch


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