G1223, on Jul 13 2006, 10:14 PM, said:
Because I have seen a business close it's smoking breakroom. Yes a business that had two breakrooms. Those employees get to go outside to smoke. Which is fine if the weather permits. But I live in Indiana and the weather can change very fast.
We have these kind and wonderful people to whom the smell of smoke on the person's clothing is enough to send them into rants. These rants cost a few workers their jobs.
So excuse for looking at them as bastards worthy of being put to a wall. As some of those workers were working for rent and food money.
I guess they were working for cigarette money too.
Separate rooms does not equal separate ventillation systems - though they help. Maybe the companies were trying to encourage employees to quit to lower insurance rates. If you've been around enough smoke to make your clothing smell during the work day, you've been around a hell of a lot of smoke and it would send me into rants if I had to be near you.
Weather is changeable in Nashville too but there seems to be enough overhead shelter that people have no problem going outside to smoke.
Frankly if you want to smoke badly enough to go outside in 92 degree weather with 92% humidity, or to go outside in rain or snow, you've got a really bad habit, not something you do just for pleasure. (Some people actually like a reason to go outside during the day and escape the office or other work space.) There's no reason why your really bad habit should affect me.
And don't give me that crap about the effects of fossil fuels and air pollution - just because there are other things around that affect my health doesn't give any individual
the "right" to do so themselves. We can control the individual by restricting where they can smoke, i.e., not in an enclosed public space. At least we are working on the other problems - they just will take a lot more work.
People who talk about other health problems - obesity, alcohol, etc - overlook the fact that smoking is the only thing amongst all those red herrings that directly
affects my health. Not my insurance rates, not my tax rates, not the possibility of a traffic accident - a DIRECT effect on my health.
So keep that weed away from me.
"Weed" on the other hand - I'm not allergic and it smells better....
I'd rather that were legal than tobacco... at least it eases pain and nausea in people who are ill. What has tobacco done for anybody? Oh yeah, it stops the addicted from having withdrawal symptoms...
Do another drug that doesn't enter MY system and you might affect me financially and you might cause an accident, but you do not directly affect my health. So do some coke after your meal in a non-smoking restaurant or in a break room and let me breathe.
Edited by Themis, 13 July 2006 - 06:28 PM.