Thursday, November 30, 2006
English Smoking ban and Smokers reactions
So on July 1st 2007, smoking in pubs, clubs and other enclosed public spaces will be banned. And i am happy about that ban. One of the reasons that i don't like pubs all that much is because of all the second hand smoke. I am asthmatic and that second hand smoke makes me ill (brick wall on chest kind of feeling time). I have seen at first hand what smoking related diseases do to people. It's not nice and makes smokers arguements all the more stupid. I'd ban smoking outright, but that is unlikely for the time being, seeing as it's a good source of tax for the British Government. Smokers have made the typical arguements about people having the right to smoke, one even went onto thump on about it being a side show to deflect attention from Iraq - BBC News Article Though in the long run, getting people to quit smoking will save money for the NHS. Who have to deal with the results of smoking related diseases. I don't think there will be a total ban on smoking in the near future. But hopefully people will come to realise that smoking is one of the stupidest habits one can take up. There are cheaper and healthier ways of getting pleasure. I am a rabid anti smoker, and have been since my grandmother died some years ago. I've never smoked and do not intend to. Even though a certain person who shall remain nameless thought it would be a good idea if i did because i'm mentally ill. I will continue attempting to get my parents to quit, even though my dad is a typical smoker, blinded by his need for nicotene and his right to smoke. If any smokers are offended by my views then tough. I don't like having asthma attacks due to inconsiderate smokers who light up and accuse me of being a spoil sport for asking them not to smoke near me.