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    Question Smoking

    Should smoking be banned in certain places or states?

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    no way! i dont smoke myself, but it is ridiculous to suggest that some states should ban smoking. maybe in movie theaters or restaurants but not throughout an entire state!
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    It is a personal choice, I dont smoke but, like on many issues I dont want some politician making that choice for me.
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    Maybe in indoor public facilities like restraunts, but not in general, no.
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    In most states it's baned in buildings (unless there is a smoking section) and in some states it's baned in certain public places.

    But a lot of states leave it up to the county or city.
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    I am a smoker, and I'm trying to quit (yeah, I've been saying that for awhile
    Anyways, I live in Denver, which is close to Boulder, Co.
    Most people have heard of it, its where all those freaky, enviromentalist hippies live. But in Boulder, there is not a single restaurant that has a smoking section. I have friends that live up there, and I don't like to go hang out with them because we can't go anywhere that I can smoke.
    Say you go into a bar, you want to have a cigarette, but you can't. Thats what bars are all about, right? Bad music and smoke?? Thats what I always thought.
    I don't agree with that, but I understand it is their private property and it is their choice to pass that law and I will respect it. Once they start banning smoking on the side walk and in the parks, then I will be rather XXXXXX off!!
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    They just banned smoking in Helena, Montana and heart-attack rates went down by 50%. I really don't know what to think. If the heart-attack rate decrease is real, which remains to be proven, I would definitely support banning smoking in public places. I found the story on news.google.com, and you could probably find some more by searching for "smoking helena" there.


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    i believe it should be banned in all indoor places. i smoke occasionally but that is either stress or "for the hell of it".

    just because there are smoking sections doesn't mean the smoke won't drift to other parts. second-hand smoking is not by choice. it is forced. smokers but force another to smoke half of their cig. talk about mass murderer... public smokers!

    outdoors and in the privacy of one's own home or designated areas = okay.
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    I don't smoke, but I don't want the government coming in and telling me where I can and can't smoke. After they tell me where I can and can't smoke, what else are they going to tell me I can or can't do in public.

    Also, no one has ever died from second-hand smoke in a public place. The people who do have problems always have a close relative who smoked, and they inhaled most of the smoke from their cigs.
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    it's common decency... lemme restate that it SHOULD NOT be a law... it should be more like an understood rule. like in driving; there is not law saying that one can make a left turn on a yellow light, althoug it is understood.
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    Agreed. If someone wants to smoke, they should go outside. I'm just saying that I don't want the government telling me where I can and can't smoke.
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    it's common decency... lemme restate that it SHOULD NOT be a law... it should be more like an understood rule. like in driving; there is not law saying that one can make a left turn on a yellow light, althoug it is understood.
    Sure you can.
    You can do anything on yellow that you can do on green, including left turns.
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    ok ok, i ment when it is yellow, turns red, and you are in the middle of the intersection... you can turn left. it is an unwritten law.
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    In Illinois, it is a written law that as long as you are in the intersection, you can turn, go, etc.
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    well i live in a ****ing backwards state, tennessee...

    still, you know what i meant.
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