workers rights should not go away
2nd hand smoke kills people it is not "blown out of proportion"
workers rights should not go away
A little food for thought:
I am very polite and caring when I smoke to the people around me until they decide to make a big deal out of it and that is when I decide to not care anymore and will give my best effort to get them to leave.
The people who throw spastic fits about smoking have bought into the propaganda that fills the airways about smoking. It is a form of brainwashing and weak minded people are easily brainwashed.
Of course the best part is, you can whine and cry all you want about it, but you (and other smokers) keep getting pushed further and further into irrelevance.
Your rights end where mine begin.
I'm an ex smoker, except for a cigar now and then, but I still think the owner should have the right to decide if they allow smoking or not. It should be clear for anybody that wants to work or go in there it allows smoking so you are either working or being there at your own risk. Nobody is forcing an employee to work at a business that allows smoking nor are non smokers being forced to give that establishment their business. If you don't like smoking then don't give that place your business or don't apply for a job there. Let folks take some responsibility for themselves instead of making everybody do it.
My daughter is the only one of her friends who doesn't smoke. That's because her daddy took her on rounds with him at the hospital. At age 4, she went up to someone who was smoking and said, "Don't you know if you do that they cut your face off?" Turns out one of of the patients they'd seen that morning had had a hemi-facectomy for oropharyngeal cancer. From smoking. She was only 4, but she was a quick learner.
Not that I think secondhand smoke is harmless. I pretty much accept that it's dangerous. I'm a non-smoker with asthma, and I'm pretty sure it's from my father's smoking. I just see over and over again in this discussion people using a smoker dying or non-smokers living as some sort of proof that second hand smoke kills. I don't see the logic connect.
http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/CancerC...condhand-smoke Call it propaganda, but its from a respected source.
I say let the smokers smoke - its just another way to thin out the herd. With the downside being the rest of us often have to pay their self-inflicted medical bills.
On the passive smoke fraud
John Dunn, MD -- Article Published: 05/11/2008
[...]The second hand smoke population studies are a secret joke in the epidemiology and public health field, because there is a devoted and fanatic group that knows they are playing with peopleís cancer and health fears. The fanatics of the church of the stubbed cigarette know that smoking prohibition can only be accomplished by the second hand smoke panic but the data and research for their crusade are weak and unreliable. They also know that the media make panicmongering an art form. So the fanatics exaggerate, have the suburban housewives and mothers as well as nervous politicians in a panic to protect the kids, the handsome and earnest physician on TV reads the claims that cigarette smoke is killing thousands of American kids in the streets, more deaths in America than you can imagine. Itís a wonder we havenít had violence, but that is so far.
As an emergency physician, I am a toxicologist by training and necessity, I know that the anti smoking physicians are campaigning to eliminate cigarette smoking, and couldnít be bothered by a lack of good science on second hand smoke. Toxicology is about dose, and second hand smoke in its worst case is less than a cigarette a day. Smoking a cigarette a day is not a cancer or any other health risk, thanks to the fact that the dose is insignificant and bodies are not that fragile. The studies on health effects of ETS all show effects in small ranges below level of proof[...]
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