People should be able to smoke if they want to, although its a trend now to ban it in most public places. It is probably better, remember when our teachers smoked in the classroom? I recall the teachers break room wafting with smoke, then there was smoking on planes and elevators, at work, etc.<quoted text>
I'm done with this topic after posting this.
Show me a scientific study (not a government agency claim) confirming a significant number of people over the age of 50 who now have lung problems or lung cancer from exposure to second hand smoke, and I'll recant my assertion that government is just trying to dictate our behavior.
Second hand smoke was once everywhere. No one seemed to mind until a government agency told them they should. Shouldn't there be more conclusive evidence that lung cancer is prevelant in those 50 and older?
"Dictate to people how they should behave."
You either don't mind being told what to do or you do. Even many nonsmokers do.
I am against police looking into students cars on highschool campus to find cigarettes and suspending the student. That's overkill, what people do in their own time is their business.