Strippers Protest Indoor Smoking Ban

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With curious officeworkers gawking and strip-bar standards playing in the background, several hundred people joined a handful of exotic dancers in front of the Statehouse in Trenton, New Jersey, Thursday to ...
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timmythekaye-bal timore

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Sean wrote:
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Do you drive a car? If you also drive a car, then you have no room calling anybody a hypocrite.
sure I do, I got no isse with smoking in a bar! Sean you apparently misunderstand what the word hypocrite means. I don't feel its violating anoynoe rights to pump CO into the air with their car or with their cigarette..

so not a hypocrite at all

sorry...get a dictionary..
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Stephanie wrote: "The act of lighting a cigarette or cigar on fire to burn up the oxygen we need to breathe also produces toxic smoke containing 4000 chemical compounds, 60 of which are cancer causing according to the EPA."

Actually, the most recent report examining the substances in secondary smoke, the June 2005 report from the California EPA, was only able to list 405 chemicals, not 4,000. And, according to the EPA, IARC, and DHHS, there are 7 known human carcinogens in tobacco smoke, not 60.

The largest of those carcinogens is benzene. If you are around smokers you will generally be breathing in three tenths of a single microgram of benzene per hour. The Food and Drug Administration says it is safe to ingest 250 micrograms per day. So, according to the FDA you could sit next to a smoker for 750 hours per day and still be safe.

The exposure to the other carcinogens isn't even measured in micrograms, but in picograms or femtograms. A single grain of salt weighs about 100 billion femtograms. To call such things a threat is a misuse of the English language... though it makes great propaganda for pushing through smoking bans!

Michael J. McFadden
Author of "Dissecting Antismokers' Brains"
http://www.Antibrains.com
bob marly

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Jun 19, 2006
 
dude dont smoke or you will die!!!
Lynda

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Jun 19, 2006
 
bob marly wrote:
dude dont smoke or you will die!!!
Hate to break the news to you, but EVERYONE is going to die. It IS inevitable. NOBODY lives forever. It's just a question of when and how and only one being has that answer, and that being ain't any of us.
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Jul 1, 2006
 
Lynda wrote:
Personally, I don't think anyone should be allowed to post publically on any website or board or forum unless they are tested to prove they know: how to spell, use punctuation, understand netiquette (all caps is considered yelling which is rude), know how to form a coherent sentence and can show some sense of good manners by not name calling and using sandbox style language.
And for the record, good personal hygiene works well. I've been smoking for 37 years now, and my fingers are not discolored, my teeth are not yellow, my clothes do not reek of stale cigarette smoke and hair doesn't smell either. And, I'm a relatively intelligent person, and just love how non-smokers think they are so perfect that they are comfortable getting on line and calling smokers stupid, especially when they themselves can spell or form a coherent sentence. I would love to see them tell me that crap to my face.
I've also been forced to experience such fine upstanding non-smokers who stink to high heaven because they haven't a clue about hygiene, obviously don't know about toothbrushes and mouthwash as their teeth are all yellow and their breath could kill an elephant. So the things listed do, in fact go both ways.
People, always be sure your own house is in order BEFORE attempting to tell others what is wrong with theirs.
Lynda that was very well put, especially the part where poeple should have proper "netiquette" was it? Oh and the part about how non smokers CAN form coherent sentences? Look Lynda if you are trying to get on poeples cases about correct spelling and grammer, please atleast spell check and look over what you wrote before you post because if you are going to make fun of somebody, then please do it correctly. As for me, i dont always have the best grammer. So i will not lie and say that i am the most intelligent person. And as a non smoker, i do agree with some of the things you say, i cannot hate smokers. If i see a smoker and i dont like the smoke i walk away plain and simple, and if i cannot walk away i ask the person or persons to put out the cigarette for a few minutes to allow me to walk away. I dont see a point in smoking other than the little euphoric state that you recieve when you take your first couple of drags, after that it just tastes disgusting and your hands and breathe begin to smell, and im sure that not all smokers carry around mouthwash and a toothbrush with them. Some do carry gum, but how will you get rid of the smell of tobacco on your shirt or hands? Do you have a laundry machine in the back of your car? or in your back pocket? If you do please show me i would like to see this for myself. As for those smokers who use cologne or perfumes, good for you, but how often does someone bring cologne or perfume with them? This is disregarding the female population that carry their entire lives in their purse.
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Lynda that was very well put, especially the part where poeple should have proper "netiquette" was it? Oh and the part about how non smokers CAN form coherent sentences? Look Lynda if you are trying to get on poeples cases about correct spelling and grammer, please atleast spell check and look over what you wrote before you post because if you are going to make fun of somebody, then please do it correctly. As for me, i dont always have the best grammer. So i will not lie and say that i am the most intelligent person. And as a non smoker, i do agree with some of the things you say, i cannot hate smokers. If i see a smoker and i dont like the smoke i walk away plain and simple, and if i cannot walk away i ask the person or persons to put out the cigarette for a few minutes to allow me to walk away. I dont see a point in smoking other than the little euphoric state that you recieve when you take your first couple of drags, after that it just tastes disgusting and your hands and breathe begin to smell, and im sure that not all smokers carry around mouthwash and a toothbrush with them. Some do carry gum, but how will you get rid of the smell of tobacco on your shirt or hands? Do you have a laundry machine in the back of your car? or in your back pocket? If you do please show me i would like to see this for myself. As for those smokers who use cologne or perfumes, good for you, but how often does someone bring cologne or perfume with them? This is disregarding the female population that carry their entire lives in their purse.
Well, netiquette is what they call "interNET etiquette", that's why I used the term. And yes, that was a great big ooops of a typo in that it should have been CAN'T not can. We all make errors and typos, and I'm not talking about those. I am talking about the ones who never punctuate and every other word is misspelled, sometimes so horribly wrong you have NO clue. Your post here is quite coherent.

I also said my clothing does not reek of STALE cigarette smoke (which is nasty), meaning from being hanging in a smokey room for days or weeks before wearing them. I have asked co-workers about how bad I might smell, one of whom was a good enough friend that she wouldn't hesitate to tell me if I stank, for we were open that way with each other, and she said the only time she "smells" me is when I have just finished one, other than that she really never thought I stank.

But tell me, how often do you go around smelling people's hands? Personally, I'm in the bathroom several times a day and wash my hands each time.

Most people have bad breath, and personally, to me bad breath is just that, bad, doesn't matter WHAT it stinks of.....it all stinks (though I do find that if one has been drinking alcohol it is especially nasty).

But dirty hair is nasty too. Most people don't wash their hair daily, and by day two you can tell. Most people don't realize they perspire during the night, add that to the hair absorbing the air in the room, not to mention all the pollution of the day outside, with all the bad breath (morning breath) and most people's heads do stink, smoker or not. I wash mine daily mostly because of the gel and hairspray because otherwise I'm scratching my head like crazy the next day if I don't. So every morning, in the shower, I wash it (granted having short hair does make that easier).

I am not perfect, nor do I profess to be, but a little personal hygiene and common sense can go a long way. And while I may not smell like roses to a non-smoker, a non-smoker more than likely is also not going to smell so great to me either since they don't smoke they usually wear some of the same clothing more than once between washing/cleaning, don't wash their hair daily, etc.

My point was only to show that non-smokers aren't the sweetest smelling either all the time. It IS a two-way street there.

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Sean wrote:
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Bars and eating establishments are not private property. They are open to the public. You may want to do some reading; about civil rights.
Open to the public does not mean owned by the public.

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MichaelJMcFadden wrote:
Stephanie wrote: "The act of lighting a cigarette or cigar on fire to burn up the oxygen we need to breathe also produces toxic smoke containing 4000 chemical compounds, 60 of which are cancer causing according to the EPA."
Actually, the most recent report examining the substances in secondary smoke, the June 2005 report from the California EPA, was only able to list 405 chemicals, not 4,000. And, according to the EPA, IARC, and DHHS, there are 7 known human carcinogens in tobacco smoke, not 60.
The largest of those carcinogens is benzene. If you are around smokers you will generally be breathing in three tenths of a single microgram of benzene per hour. The Food and Drug Administration says it is safe to ingest 250 micrograms per day. So, according to the FDA you could sit next to a smoker for 750 hours per day and still be safe.
The exposure to the other carcinogens isn't even measured in micrograms, but in picograms or femtograms. A single grain of salt weighs about 100 billion femtograms. To call such things a threat is a misuse of the English language... though it makes great propaganda for pushing through smoking bans!
Michael J. McFadden
Author of "Dissecting Antismokers' Brains"
http://www.Antibrains.com
I wonder how many known human carcinogens are in smoke from a backyard grill, car exhaust, lawn mower, or wood burning/pellet stove. How many toxins do you injest when you cook on teflon coated pans or heat food in one time use plastic containers in the micro wave?
http://www.teflonlawsuit.com/
http://www.foodsafety.gov/~fsg/fs-mwave.html
But of course those things don't apply because they are not part of the agenda.

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