What do you think of the smokers who smoke near the entrances of public buildings?

View Poll Results: What do you think of the smokers who smoke near the entrances of public buildings?
It's not a big deal 13 22.81%
It's OKE so long if they don't blow the smoke to the NON-Smokers 10 17.54%
It's OKE as long they put teh sigaret in the ashtray 12 21.05%
It's very disrespectful and rude 22 38.60%
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#1 Jul 10th, 2006, 16:44
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What do you think of the smokers who smoke near the entrances of public buildings?
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The days of smoking in any public place are, hopefuly, numbered.
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At the entrance of many public places in Sweden, there are signs asking people to respect the fact that there are people allergic to smoke. Hospitals, and the larger university buildings that I frequent, have non-smoking zones marked. Even in the days when I smoked (which was mainly at home), I didn't like to force my way through other people's clouds.
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ha ha the main hospital in Southampton has detectord outside that appear to detect people lighting up with a lighter - triggering a very loud No Smoking in this Area recording
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I really don't understand what this hysteria about smoking is all about, I find it ridiculous to see such a small thing turned into a crime. I used to smoke until I stopped for years ago because I believe it is healthier for me, but I really despise the militant way of non-smokers who tend to over-act against smokers. I would think we could all use our common sense and not treat smoking as an obscene thing like viewing porn. On the other hand I feel smokers must be considerate enough of non-smokers' need of fresh air. It is really a shame in my opinion that we think we need official laws for that, and I am happy that smoking/non-smoking is not an issue among our circle of friends. Nobody would smoke in a non-smoker's house or with little kids around, and non-smokers would always offer a nice place on the balcony for smoking habits. That is what mutual respect is all about, and I strongly believe it can be dealt with without governmental help. Banning smoking and making people feel they must do it (the bad and ugly thing) in private, all hush hush, is pure hypocrisy, especially as the state makes a lot of money from these smokers through taxes (at least here in Germany that is the case). I would rather see both smokers and non-smokers be encouraged to talk to each other and appreciate their different habits and needs, yes I believe we are smart enough to do so.

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What do you think of the smokers who smoke near the entrances of public buildings?
A**HOLES!
And their number is quite outnumbered in India.
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Never mind the people who drive around in their cars and fly around on jetliners emitting tons and tons of smoke then...
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Smoking should be banned in all public places.
Everyone knows the harmful effects of smoking. Still they smoke. So let them smoke but why non-smokers should suffer because of them ?

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Yashodhara, one of the things that amazes me about smoking is that it turns normally considerate, caring people into people who don;t give a damn! Yes, I'm an ex smoker too, and I look back with horror at the days when I thought there was nothing wrong with (forinstance) lighting up after a meal with other people still eating around me.

No, I am not interested in understanding the needs of smokers. Or in talking about them. I understand that it is an addiction (I've been there) just like alcoholism, but I can write the book on how to give up: unfortunately it is too short to sell:

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Just stop. Just live with the symptoms of having stopped until they go away. Things that ease those symptoms (patches etc) are optional.
Of course, if people choose to do it in their own homes that's down to them only.

I do agree with you about the hypocrasy of the state, which should outlaw toabacco, rather than profit from it.

Yes... too many smokers in India. At least it is not customary to smoke in restaurants
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Smoking in the netherlands is really out of line, people keep on smoking a lot of office's has special smoking area's or only outside of the building, if you see the special area's in the office it's a little room where people smoke it's yellow and grey frm color.

Restaurant, some of them you're not allowed to smoke anymore.
I prefer to go to non-smoking restaurants.

My mom likes to smoke, but I told her she can smoke only on the balcony if she visit us, I hate the smell, if it's me i will raise the price frm tobacco every year 3 euro's

Just don't like it and If you ask me it need to be banned frm restaurant and all public offices.
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At the local hospital, where I live they banned smoking outside
the hospital entrances or anywhere in the courtyard. So the smokers , desperate for a haul, retreated to their cars for a puff.

This created vistors entering the hospital smelling like giant ash trays and thus making patients more ill than they already were.

Now you will be ticketed if you are caught smoking anywhere on the premises.
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Originally Posted by PeakXV At the local hospital, where I live they banned smoking outside
the hospital entrances or anywhere in the courtyard. So the smokers , desperate for a haul, retreated to their cars for a puff.

This created vistors entering the hospital smelling like giant ash trays and thus making patients more ill than they already were.

Now you will be ticketed if you are caught smoking anywhere on the premises.
Speaking about smoking tickets
On train plaforms by all stations here in the netherlands there is a smoke corner for them, but when you are smoking somwehere else on the platform you will get a ticket frm 35 euro.
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Originally Posted by Nick-H which should outlaw toabacco, rather than profit from it.
easier said than done when tobacco farmers in the US receive subsidies from the government and when there are tobacco lobbyists in washington....

I am also an ex-smoker, smoked for 30 years, then one day, quit, no looking back (yoga helped with that, truly). like Nick, I am also not interested in smokers' "rights". smoke in your own house, not in my face. My husband is amazed at what an anti-smoking militant I've become. and when I see someone flick a butt out their car window..... -- and I used to do that myself.....

I teach yoga at a hospital and sometimes I have to walk thru a haze of smoke outside the entrance because that's where the hospital workers all gather to smoke, nurses and doctors included!!
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the city i live at the moment not too long ago banned smoking from all public places including bars and clubs! and a 25ft distance ban away from the entrances to establishments/buildings as well......wooohoooo!..

yes, i am an anti-smoking militant when it comes to the immediate air space territory in public places around me..and yes i have no sympathy for them. ban it in all public places and put port-a-potty [honeybucket, portable restrooms] like cylinders in streets [paid for by smoke taxes/entrance tickets], enclosed completely, where smokers can go if they want!..
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How many anti-smoking nazi's drive a car or ride a tut tut belching fumes for others to breathe? Or purchase goods produced in developing countries where there is little enviromental control. Or consume energy created by fosil fuels or nuclear fusion? Let he who hasn't sinned cast be the caster of stones.

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