My first inclination was to make a comment such as "Anyone who believes that has had way too much experience with drugs", but I will be nice and refrain from such comments. Cigerettes may be a health hazard but to put them in the same context as hard drugs is completly out of the ball park. I agree with Dave, that when kids tell you that they could buy drugs most anywhere in town and the police are more conserned with whether a business checks for ID to buy cigerettes just doesn't make a lot of sense.Cigerettes are just as much, if not more, of a health threat as any other drug.
When I see adults or teens smoking in cars with young children I want to see them arrested. It is child abuse to force children to breath smoke. There was a M.D. in Minneapolis who was an expert witness in child abuse, he testified in the famous child abuse case called Murder in White Bear. The man was very well respected. He considered any parent or adult who smoked inside a car or a house in which there were children to be guilty of child abuse. If he had a child with health concerns aggravated and/or caused by smoke exposure those parents got reported to Child Protection.Originally posted by nugget:
Another thing I see the smokers do is drive with the children in the cars and the windows rolled up.
Speaking for myself, not Nugget, I quit bowling because it was impossible to get away from the smoke. There is a bar near my workplace that has good burgers, as bars frequently do, and it's a place where my co-workers like to go on Fridays after work. I went once, never again. I need to breathe and that bar was absolutely the smokiest I have ever been in. I won't eat in smoking restaurants. Smoke makes me physically ill and I cannot see any reason to deliberately make myself sick.nugget,
You must not visit the local bars either and only patronize non-smoking resturants???[/QB]
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