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Smoking should be banned in ALL public places

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12/3/2017 7:58:38 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
Smoking cigarettes, just like drinking too much alcohol and eating too much food, is harmful and can lead to serious health problems that can put a huge strain on our national health system.

However, we live in a democratic society, where people should be free to do whatever they want as long as they do not infringe on the rights of others.

For instance, I would not dream of starting a petition to stop or limit other peoples' consumption of alcohol or certain foods, because these things don't affect me.

But smoking does! Exhaled cigarette smoke takes away the right of others to breathe clean air and constitutes an offence if it stains their clothing.

After all, why should some people be made to cover their faces, or hold their breath, or walk a different route home, (as well as change and wash their clothes when they get there) because of the actions of somebody else? Is that fair?