ANSWERS: 35
  • No, although it almost is already. As a non-smoker, I fully support a smokers right to smoke in a bar. Come on, it's a BAR for crying out loud!
  • No, I think thats just another way of taking over our rights. What will be next?
  • I mean, think about it -- while smoking is detrimental to one's body, who are we to make something illegal? For all I know, if people want to mess up their bodies let them! It's their choice.
  • That's why there are areas for smokers and there are areas for non-smokers in most public places.
  • Yeah right, I dare you to try and suggest that. Do you know how much money in taxes is made from smoking?
  • No. I think it should be illegal in certain places - but I don't think whether people smoke in their own homes or cars or in closed off smokers rooms where no-one else has to go is anyone else's business.
  • Definately. Its the bane of modern society. It costs society too much to insure smokers, pay their medical expenses, and pick up the butts that are left everywhere!
  • I think that would be taking things a little too far. And also, I'm fairly positive that most of these people complaining about second hand smoke are just people who like to bitch and moan about whatever they can find.
  • That's not the point, Kevin. In those areas, smoking is less consumed in ones that it's not welcome in. Again, as mentioned, what can we do about this? Hardly anything.
  • I don't care if someone else chooses to ruin their life by smoking, but I don't want it around me. I've had too many relatives die from smoking related diseases. Why should I have to pay with my health for someone else's decisions? Alot of places "Smoking Sections" are a joke. They are not marked off and you can wind up sitting right next to someone who smokes. I mean you can't drink and drive because you might endanger someone else's life, is it really any different to say that smoker's cannot smoke around non-smokers because they also are endangering someone else's life?
  • No. As long as it's in an area where the smoke is not harming anyone else, people should be able to smoke as much as they want.
  • No I don't. I am a smoker, I pay taxes, I pay for my medical coverage just like the next person. Hell, I pay for a lot of other things with the cigarette taxes. It is my right to choose if I want to smoke or not, not anybody elses. I am a considerate smoker. I do not smoke around non smokers. I know there are smokers out there who aren't considerate of others, so make them pay. Not all of us. I don't care if it's banned in public places, I'll deal with it, but I don't feel anyone has the right to tell me I can't smoke in my home or my vehicle if I choose. If that's the case, then alcohol should be illegal too. That also kills people.
  • Yes, I think that's the only way I'll be able to quit
  • No I dont think it should be made illegal, but I do think more places need to adopt laws on smoking similar to the Norwegians, British, Irish, and CA & NYC. Ban smoking in all public buildings. I also think marijuana should be legalised and taxed just like cigarettes are. Oh and for the record, I am a non smoker!
  • Yes, but I don't think that that is going to happen. Nicotine is an extremely addictive, destructive drug. I was once a heavy smoker(and am I ever glad I was able to quit!). Smoking heavily taxes the medical system..as well as cigarette butts now being the #1 cause of litter...not to mention the threats of 2nd hand smoke. I was recently in Maui where smoking is prohibited inside and within 20 feet of a door way..it was like being in a smoke free atmosphere. I gave up smoking and gave up my car..so I am doing my bit for keeping the air a little cleaner.:)
  • Nope. The war on drugs doesn't work. Nicotine is no exeption.
  • it is a huge money maker, i am convinced that our goverment the people that are supposed to protect us, says "okay fine put more nicotine in cigerettes, people will stay addicted, we can jack up the taxes, people will still buy it, and I WILL still get paid". it is all about money. dont you think that if it wasnt about money, the governemt would do more. they can, but they dont, they would lose money. maybe i dont mean the government persay but "those" people for sure, that are supposed to protect us. oh and that is why it wont be illegal, but yes i would never make president because the people that smoke wouldnt like me much. you should vote for me anyway lol
  • I guess its up to whoever smokes if they want to kill themselves slowly...
  • I dont smoke but am real tired of listening to and reading the priorities of some folks, to me they seem screwed up, so lets get off that kick..... Who the hell cares if you smoke, yea yea we all know about second hand smoke. We all know that back in the 50's and 60's steel plants put out major bucko smog, hell look at NYC or anyother major city today friggin smog dont kill you nothing will...... I dont drink alcohol and yet on a any given Friday and Saturday night I am either reading someone their rights for pulling a DWI or DUI or hell horrific traffic accidents so you see just cause it would be illegal does mean very little! Perhaps some should concentrate more on the major problems in the world like controlling the bad guys and gals who purchase semi auto's off the streets to kill people.
  • Absolutely not. It's already gotten a little out of hand I think.
  • Yes.....it should be a criminal offense punishable by a minimum sentence of five years....hahaha!
  • Here is Anchorage it is illegal to smoke in public, but the law does not enforce it as many of them smoke and breat the law themselves.
  • Hell no, why would someone want more things the government tells you that you can't do.
  • I believe that smoking in ANY Public establishmnet that caters to the general public .... should be ILLEGAL. What folks do in their own homes etc is their own business Xcept I worry about babies and young kids taking in all that 2nd hand SMOKE which has beeen PROVEN to be DEADLY ... Guess some people just don't give a damm if they give their kids cancer or not ...
  • As a smoker myself I'm going to say no. But I am very aware and considerate about other people when I'm smoking. Its my choice to "pollute" my body, but because I choose to do that doesn't mean the smoke exhaled from my mouth has to be inhaled by others who don't smoke. I smoke and for some odd reason I hate it when someones smoke goes in my face. It will never be illegal, the government makes a ton of money and their greed wouldn't allow that to happen.
  • Banning it would probably hurt the economy. There is too much money to be made cigarrette industry, as well as taxes for government revenue. Not to mention all the health care workers that stay employed treating smoking-related illnesses.
  • Cigarettes and tobacco products are not illegal. As long as they remain legal, the only restrictions should be the choice of a business owner, not government. This would establish smoking and non-smoking bars, restaurants, etc. Next, someone will be telling us how and where to breath. Smoking is a personal choice, just like sex.
  • Just like the Constitutional Ammendment making alcohol illegal it made people make "bathtub gin" and also beer. people drank more not less....to make smoking illegal would meet with the same obsticals...and would be repealed just like the alcohol ammendment did. Cigarette companies should be requird to take the chemicals out of their product making people severly addicted to cigarettes. Only education will eventually make people to quit smoking...and the cigarette companies have hundred of millions of dollars to fight with in lobbies in government.
  • I say, people who try to take someone elses rights away, tell someone else how they should live their life, or what to do, or what not to do... should be shot and killed on sight. Your opinion is just that, an opinion. Opinions shouldn't be made into law.
  • Yes. I believe that if something is harming someone it should be taken away. I watched my papa suffer and die from smoking and I do not want people to have to go through that.
  • No, as I don't think it would make a difference. I mean, look at prohibition in the USA. More people were drinking and at a younger age than before alcohol was banned.

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