Saying "no" to smoking

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Another Mississippi city is moving towards banning cigarette smoking in public places. Full Story
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Mississippi Man

Olive Branch, MS

#23 Mar 25, 2014
Now don't get ill with me but I'm so glad to say that it's been eight years since I quit. I feel better, I breath better, my sense of smell is better, My Dr. bills are less and I take less respiratory pills and,.......etc! No, I'm not preaching at anyone but I'm glad that I can breath well on an airplane now.......and I was the one smoking!!!!! My wife still smokes at a bare minimum, but not in the house or in our vehicles....NO WAY! We never did smoke in church,....that shoulda told us something! LOL.
Mississippi Man

Olive Branch, MS

#25 Mar 26, 2014
GOOD 4 YOU wrote:
<quoted text> The worst decision you ever made has been traded for the best decision you ever made. Thanks for sharing your story and have a great life
..........you bet! And same to you.
liberal waiting on check

Olive Branch, MS

#26 Apr 4, 2014
DAWN wrote:
SMOKE FREE CITIES SHOULDNT BE ALLOWED TO SELL TOBBACO PRODUCTS.
a men! you can thank the anti Obama, right wing (nutbag) Christian lobby group for this. lets go elsewhere to buy our smokes. the American family association is a hate group. the FBI and the southern poverty law center has this organization on the alert list.
Old Timer

Memphis, TN

#28 Apr 7, 2014
I think I understand most of your feeling about a business place should set it own standards, but I am always pleased when I go in a restaurant & there is no smoking.
Yet, if they do have a smoking section I see no reason to complain. I just don't like the smoke d drifting past me as I eat.
SMOKIN BABOONS

Winnipeg, Canada

#31 Apr 28, 2014
Old Timer wrote:
I think I understand most of your feeling about a business place should set it own standards, but I am always pleased when I go in a restaurant & there is no smoking.
Yet, if they do have a smoking section I see no reason to complain. I just don't like the smoke d drifting past me as I eat.
Congratulations, you missed the point.
The Rogue

Olive Branch, MS

#32 May 11, 2014
SMOKIN BABOONS wrote:
<quoted text> Congratulations, you missed the point.
The point?????? It looks great on the top of your head, moron!
Smokin Baboons

Winnipeg, Canada

#33 May 12, 2014
The Rogue wrote:
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The point?????? It looks great on the top of your head, moron!
So weak
Smoking Stinks

Beverly, MA

#34 May 12, 2014
DAWN wrote:
SMOKE FREE CITIES SHOULDNT BE ALLOWED TO SELL TOBBACO PRODUCTS.
Nobody hates smoking more than I do. I grew up in a house with a smoker who cared very little about the impact it had on me. The house reeked of smoke. My clothes reeked even though I was just a little kid. It was embarrassing and horrible to walk around smelling like a habit I was forced to endure. I am pretty sure my immunity was compromised. I got the flu or some other ugly virus at least twice a year. Once I grew up and moved out, that stopped. But I was left with a permanent vascular problem that a rheumatologist suspects is due to second hand smoke.

As much as I hate the habit, the waste of money and the destruction of health, I am not sure that a prohibition is the right way to go. I am hoping that the bans on public places will eventually cause smokers to either quit or go elsewhere to smoke. Maybe they can open their own private smoking clubs or something and subject each other to their stinky, filthy habit.

Maybe smoking will eventually die a natural death. I wish I had the answer to how to protect children and pets from the rudeness of their parents and owners. Unfortunately we cannot legislate everything.

I have noticed that folks who smoke have little regard for their health or the health and comfort of others. They were either born that way and that is why they started in the first place, or maybe the habit makes you develop a narcissistic personality. Whichever it is, it is very hard to turn that around. Smokers have a clever way of turning their disgusting habit into a right. When challenged, they enjoy taking up a victim's status.

Did I mention how much I hate this habit?
STINKY R US

Winnipeg, Canada

#35 May 12, 2014
Smoking Stinks wrote:
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Nobody hates smoking more than I do. I grew up in a house with a smoker who cared very little about the impact it had on me. The house reeked of smoke. My clothes reeked even though I was just a little kid. It was embarrassing and horrible to walk around smelling like a habit I was forced to endure. I am pretty sure my immunity was compromised. I got the flu or some other ugly virus at least twice a year. Once I grew up and moved out, that stopped. But I was left with a permanent vascular problem that a rheumatologist suspects is due to second hand smoke.
As much as I hate the habit, the waste of money and the destruction of health, I am not sure that a prohibition is the right way to go. I am hoping that the bans on public places will eventually cause smokers to either quit or go elsewhere to smoke. Maybe they can open their own private smoking clubs or something and subject each other to their stinky, filthy habit.
Maybe smoking will eventually die a natural death. I wish I had the answer to how to protect children and pets from the rudeness of their parents and owners. Unfortunately we cannot legislate everything.
I have noticed that folks who smoke have little regard for their health or the health and comfort of others. They were either born that way and that is why they started in the first place, or maybe the habit makes you develop a narcissistic personality. Whichever it is, it is very hard to turn that around. Smokers have a clever way of turning their disgusting habit into a right. When challenged, they enjoy taking up a victim's status.
Did I mention how much I hate this habit?
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