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Smoking outside should be banned too

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So smoking is banned in public indoor areas and now we have to put up with revolting smokers whenever we step outside.  They're next to the doors at the mall, outside the pub (where the outdoor areas have become their territory), outside the office and in the parks.

Why the hell hasn't this filth been banned completely?  It costs a fortune to the tax payer and slows down the NHS, meanwhile fag companies continue to reap the benefit of hawking a dangerous, and filthy revolting product.

Smokers - they are socially unacceptable...

And, if that's not enough...if makes some otherwise quite likable people (the smokers) stink.  That's right.  They are socially unacceptable even when they come back inside from their squalid ritual.  That's right!  If you smoke you stink, and your kids stink too (if you smoke in the privacy of your own home).  You've really thought of their health and well being now haven't you?

Smoking outside should be banned too So, spare yourselves, spare your kids, spare the taxpayer, spare the non-smokers but most importantly, spare me from your disgusting habit of smoking!

The only people I wish to continue smoking are the executives of Gallagher and BAT etc.  I hope they will enjoy their product to the max and do EVERYONE a favor by copping what we all know smoking is good for.

"Enjoy boys...here let me light that one for you." :)

By: Shove the Butt


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Jetty Boy

Jetty Boy

James Paget hospital in Gorleston on sea Norfolk admited a 72 year old woman with COPD severe beathing problems. After the doctors and nurses stabilized her she insisted to be able to go to a designated smoking area and have a fag. There are so many old very sick brain deads moving to the East coast because it's acceptable practice to be this way. It's no wonder that any self respecting medical person takes one look at this place and applies for a job somewhere else. Great Yarmouth and Gorleston on Sea, has become the great dumping ground for druggies, benifit spongers, pushers, beggars, immo's and end of life OAP's with complexed health problems.
Jetty Boy
30th Dec 18 14:45

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Boblet

Boblet

You have lost me Englishman, please explain? (Other page)
Boblet
17th Oct 11 16:06

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Englishman

Englishman

Nice to see Blobet up to his usual mockery. The other page too much for you ?
Englishman
17th Oct 11 14:38

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Zyrcona

Zyrcona

They are entitled to abuse their bodies if that is their wish. It pays taxes. I am entitled to not to have to smell them poisoning themselves, however. I wouldn't fart where other people would be forced to endure the stench, so it's just polite for them to go away from others when they want to do it.
Zyrcona
12th Sep 11 11:42

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Boblet

Boblet

Just in from the Dirty Duck Legcan. You now have me at a loss. what is your point? I seem to have missed it. You can find so called facts to agree with any argument you like on the Internet. Have you not realised that?
For your own edification look up the Flat Earth society these lunes actually exist.
Boblet
7th Sep 11 23:42

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ANON

ANON

Yes, you are entitled to breaks. If your working day is longer than 6 consecutive hours you are entitled by law to a break of 20 minutes which can be designated as a lunch break,coffee break or whatever.

Most employers allow their workers longer than that for lunch but many offices no longer allow coffee or tea breaks and, as most cigarette breaks are in addition to lunch, smokers who go outside to puff are costing their employers money.
ANON
7th Sep 11 18:28

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Lagalise Cannabis

Lagalise Cannabis

@ANON
Actually, breaks are designated by law. You are not supposed to work at your desk for prologned periods without breaks - fact, so whether it be for smoking or drinking coffee, your argument is 'flawed'.
@Boblet
My argument is based on fact. Read it again, do some research on the world wide web and you will see for yourself.
Whilst I sympathise with you for being mislead, it has been common knowledge for a very long time that smoking is indeed harmful. Back in the 60's, oil companies ran propaganda campaigns in which they claimed that sea life thrived when contaminated with oil - did you fall for that one too?
Lagalise Cannabis
7th Sep 11 11:33

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Boblet

Boblet

Well in anon very fair comments in my opinion. As for you "LEG CAN".
I used to smoke, I loved it, I have smoked a pipe, cigars, cigarettes, tailor made & rollups. I enjoyed it immensely. The tobacco industry & popular medical sources insisted it wasn't habit forming even my GP smoked. He also died of cancer. They totally refuted the fact that it was habit forming or injurious to health when I was smoking. Can you clear one thing up for me? Is your argument based on the flat earth principal or sound medical fact?

PS I have had a by-pass.
Boblet
7th Sep 11 11:00

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Anon

Anon

No, these are facts. Most offices don't allow coffee breaks any more by the way. Mine doesn't. You can make coffee but you drink it at your desk while working.

If you are going to call people retarded , a phrase that only the very stupid use, then learn how to spell "flawed".
Anon
7th Sep 11 10:29

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Legalise Cannabis

Legalise Cannabis

@anon
That's ridiculous! 'loss of productivity due to smoking breaks'???!!! 'absenteeism'???!!! - your counter argument is completely floored. What about tea and coffee breaks? absenteeism as a result of smoking?! 'Loss of economic output from deaths of smokers'???!! - now you are getting desperate. The fact is, today more people are dying as a result of eating too much than are dying as a result of smoking. You have stolen somebody elses floored argument - you are retarded.
Legalise Cannabis
7th Sep 11 10:20

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ANON

ANON

http://info.cancerresearchuk.org/news/archive/cancernews/2010-03-22-Tobacco-duty-must-rise-to-reflect-cost-of-smoking-to-society

"the cost of smoking is made up of the cost of treating smokers on the NHS (2.7 billion); loss in productivity due to smoking breaks (2.9 billion); increased absenteeism (2.9 billion); the cost of cleaning up cigarette butts (342 million); the cost of smoking-related fires (507 million); and the loss in economic output from the deaths of smokers and passive smokers (4.1 billion and 713 million respectively)."
ANON
6th Sep 11 19:56

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Legalise cannabis

Legalise cannabis

@Nikki
You're completely wrong. In 2006 the cost for treating smoking related illnesses was 2.8billion. The same year the income generated from tax on cigarettes alone was in excess of 10.2billion pounds. Since then, the increases in tax have mean't that the revenue has increased, and the reduction in numbers of smokers has mean't that the cost of treatment has steadily fallen. The tax equivilates to approximately 4x the cost of treatment. 8billion pounds is a lot of revenue to make up, that combined with longer life expectancy would mean that a ban on smoking would actually cost the NHS a lot more money over the long term.
Legalise cannabis
6th Sep 11 17:32

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f babes

f babes

Like I said earlier....if it is purely about the smoke then anything that produces smoke needs to be banned as well...ie, bonfires, fireworks, steam engines and the good old barbie.
f babes
9th Jul 11 07:29

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DSG

DSG

OK, the smokers could move if they are beginning to be a major nuisance,but other than that,I don't see what the big problem is about moving somewhere else.
DSG
21st Apr 11 16:28

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miserablemoaninggit

miserablemoaninggit

DSG, I tend to agree with you. If these people choose to smoke, them let them suffer the consequences. As for your point about passive smoking, the health risk has never been the prime factor for me, rather the sheer irritation, stench, inconsideration of smokers. It's not for the non-smokers to have to move, but rather that smokers should be severely restricted to designated areas if they are to insist on smoking outside their own homes. It's ridiculous to suggest that smokers should stay put and non-smokers move so that smokers don't have to put up with the complaints of the non-smokers. Smokers should choose carefully their 'spot' to smoke, away from others, as simple as that!
miserablemoaninggit
21st Apr 11 15:53

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