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    might asswell ban alchahol too, that kills people!
    Too true tbh.

    Its 3am in your local Accident & Emergency.

    How many people come in from Drink related causes compared to smoking related ones.?

    When was the last time someone got into a fight and stoved someones face in because they had been power smoking, couldnt handle it, and half killed some poor git on the way home

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    Too true tbh.

    Its 3am in your local Accident & Emergency.

    How many people come in from Drink related causes compared to smoking related ones.?

    When was the last time someone got into a fight and stoved someones face in because they had been power smoking, couldnt handle it, and half killed some poor git on the way home
    That could soon change if ibm and his vigilante squad are let loose

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    Quote Originally Posted by redlight View Post
    But can somebody explain to me what difference its going to bring to our polluted atmosphere.
    I live near Stansted so I am polluted from that.
    A dualled very busy bypass is less than a mile away and I live in a small village surrounded by fields which are constantly sprayed with noxious substances.
    I thought it was just because of inconsiderate smokers puffing all over everyone in restaurants and public places (the bus station is a prime suspect here)..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiternoise View Post
    I thought it was just because of inconsiderate smokers puffing all over everyone in restaurants and public places (the bus station is a prime suspect here)..?
    So a small whiff of a cigarette is worse for you while standing at a bus station breathing in bus exhaust fumes.

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    To me, if the person is standing in front of me, yes. There are far more dangerous chemicals in cigarette smoke than in car exhaust, which i imagine is mostly CO and various dioxides thanks to the wonders of catalytic conversion! And if you're passively breathing in smoke, then it's effectively unfiltered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiternoise View Post
    To me, if the person is standing in front of me, yes. There are far more dangerous chemicals in cigarette smoke than in car exhaust, which i imagine is mostly CO and various dioxides thanks to the wonders of catalytic conversion! And if you're passively breathing in smoke, then it's effectively unfiltered.
    accept for the fact its been through a filter already and in his lungs then out? id say that was filtered.

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    Happened in Scotland a while before I left for the US. Pubs seemed a fair bit emptier.

    The thing that worries me is how easily people can be coerced into going along with these kinds of things, what happens when in a few years politician's decide that due to liver disease and other health and social issues your not allowed to drink spirits anymore?

    What irritates me is rather than have bars where smoking is allowed and let people use free will the majority jumped on the total ban bandwagon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arbitor View Post
    accept for the fact its been through a filter already and in his lungs then out? id say that was filtered.
    Smoke does leave the end of the cigarette as well, and even if it is filtered, that's still just squashed up cotton wool - there are still pretty harmful things in the exhaled smoke. But then that's almost worse, because it's like someone breathing into your face.
    Last edited by Whiternoise; 01-07-2007 at 05:14 PM.

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    Well I (primarily) live in Guernsey where the law has been enforced for a year or so now, and it works very nicely. I can say that I prefer going out much more now because of the ban than ever before. I think it'd encourage non-smokers to go out a lot more, and enjoy it a lot more too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiternoise View Post
    Smoke does leave the end of the cigarette as well..
    I was going to say the exact same thing. And I wouldn't say just because it's been a filter, then in and out someone's lungs it's now "filtered". It's still just as bad.

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    true, smoke is bad i know that.

    I dont worry a huge amount about that, as cancer seems pretty much common if you smoke or not these days so its not the be all and end all, i just hate smelling of it, because if i dont get sweaty then i could wear the clothes on the way home next day fine, but i cant because i smell like a bloody ashtray

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    I smoke, why should people be expected to put up with it, i always hated sitting in the smoking section at resturants, if i went out with the mrs we would pick none smoking, trouble is the bro in law and wife smoked so with them we always would up in the smoking section.

    i welcome this with open arms..

    2 packs of baccy to go and i join the rank of the none smokers (i hope)

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    As a none smoker tired of stinking from a night in the pub or clubs I welcome this with open arms
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    Quote Originally Posted by arbitor View Post
    .. might asswell ban alchahol too, that kills people!
    Its not the killing that's the issue, its the passive harm it does to others without their participation.

    When people drink alcohol, people around them don't get intoxicated off it. When people smoke around others, they also inhale it.

    Love the move personally, and I know there is already around 10 of us going out next weekend to celebrate
    I have no problem with people smoking (after all, their taxes have helped pay for all the NHS treatment that I've used), but only when it doesn't effect others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arbitor View Post
    because if i dont get sweaty then i could wear the clothes on the way home next day fine, but i cant because i smell like a bloody ashtray
    Completely agree with you there, it is a right pain in the arse going out for the night, having a great time and then having to have yet another shower to get the smell of fags out of my hair.

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    yup. my main beef with it, and not to mention the fact they cost a fortune

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