Proposed smoking ban aimed at private...

Proposed smoking ban aimed at private clubs

There are 74 comments on the New Canaan News-Review story from Feb 9, 2011, titled Proposed smoking ban aimed at private clubs. In it, New Canaan News-Review reports that:

Members of the Germania-Schwaben Singing Society , a German club in Bridgeport, rarely discuss banning smoking.

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BPT

Woodbury, CT

#65 Apr 26, 2011
Hugh Jass wrote:
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"In 1998 during a flight from Athens (Greece) to San Francisco
(CA, USA), A.M. Hanson, an asthmatic doctor aged 52 yrs,
died due to an asthmatic reaction to second-hand cigarette
smoke."
http://erj.ersjournals.com/content/32/4/1117....
This is one of a handful of instances of real-time deaths caused by SHS. The vast majority of difficulties and disease caused by SHS involve such prolonged wasting effects that by the time death arrives it is difficult to trace it to the actual cause, though in the case of cancer there are some toxins that leave telltales. Eventually, that connection will be proven as medical science closes in.
interesting.......you seem very zealous about this issue. did someone you know die from a smoking condition? also you answer most of my opinions/statements EXCEPT the one about drinking/drunk driving.........opinion?

Since: Aug 10

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#66 Apr 26, 2011
Don't smoke or drink. Go in Peace and Praise the LORD, Amen.

Since: Aug 10

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#67 Apr 26, 2011
Good Afternoon Afternoon Everybody. How are you? All of us including Tippy and her fish are doing just great. Thanks for asking.
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#68 Apr 26, 2011
BPT wrote:
<quoted text>interesting.......you seem very zealous about this issue. did someone you know die from a smoking condition? also you answer most of my opinions/statements EXCEPT the one about drinking/drunk driving.........opinion?
SHS cause me extreme breathing difficulties personally. It is unnecessary to look beyond that for motivation.

I have no idea what you expect me to say about drunk driving that isn't obvious. It is in no way connected with smoking, unless perhaps it is true that smoking regulation has caused people to stay home and drink instead of going to and from bars. In that case, smoking regulation should be reducing the number of drunks on the road, and improving the drunk driving problem.
BPT

Woodbury, CT

#69 Apr 26, 2011
Hugh Jass wrote:
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SHS cause me extreme breathing difficulties personally. It is unnecessary to look beyond that for motivation.
I have no idea what you expect me to say about drunk driving that isn't obvious. It is in no way connected with smoking, unless perhaps it is true that smoking regulation has caused people to stay home and drink instead of going to and from bars. In that case, smoking regulation should be reducing the number of drunks on the road, and improving the drunk driving problem.
the reason why i ask about the drinking is that we as a society are so concerned about second hand smoke that can or cannot kill ya in TWENTY years. yet we contiue, as a society to do not much about drunk driving which can kill you at any time.
i find it ironic, we are so concered about everyone elses' business (smoking) yet we do little to address a glaring issue (drunk drivers).
sorry that you have suffered in the past from shs.
this is the reason why i like topix, we can agree to disagree and voice our differences in a good spirted exchange. take care "hugh"
Prohibition

Gales Ferry, CT

#70 Apr 26, 2011
This is clearly biased against smokers who help feed the state coffers with the high taxes on tobacco. this state needs to find another source of revenue income. Oh I forgot, they just raised the tax on alcohol by 20%, and now they want to milk anyone who wants to buy a new car too. When are we all going to say enough is enough? This is out of control.
lifeisshort

United States

#71 Apr 26, 2011
Ever see the movie 'Equilibrium" staring Christian Bale?
It's about a society that does away with feelings, all books are banned, no movies, no music, no possessions, no family pictures and very similar to a socialistic state. Similar to what Obama has plans for. It's idea was to stop wars from happening by preventing people from having and voicing their opinions and feelings. Your own children can squeal on you if they caught you reading a book that was banned. I recommend the movie to everyone who is always talking about Big Brother.
Is this how our society will eventually end up?
lifeisshort

United States

#72 Apr 26, 2011
Do you want a few laughs on laws in Connecticut? Read some of the "blue laws" for our state, then you'll see what type of people make up these laws for us.
BPT

Woodbury, CT

#73 Apr 26, 2011
Prohibition wrote:
This is clearly biased against smokers who help feed the state coffers with the high taxes on tobacco. this state needs to find another source of revenue income. Oh I forgot, they just raised the tax on alcohol by 20%, and now they want to milk anyone who wants to buy a new car too. When are we all going to say enough is enough? This is out of control.
i read they also want to tax dog grooming and haircuts..........1984 is here, just 27 years late.

Since: Aug 10

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#74 Apr 26, 2011
Malloy is a fool who want to increase our taxes. Shame on him. Go in Peace and Praise the LORD, Amen.
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#75 Apr 26, 2011
BPT wrote:
<quoted text>the reason why i ask about the drinking is that we as a society are so concerned about second hand smoke that can or cannot kill ya in TWENTY years. yet we contiue, as a society to do not much about drunk driving which can kill you at any time.
i find it ironic, we are so concered about everyone elses' business (smoking) yet we do little to address a glaring issue (drunk drivers).
sorry that you have suffered in the past from shs.
this is the reason why i like topix, we can agree to disagree and voice our differences in a good spirted exchange. take care "hugh"
Again, you fall down on the job. Sorry for your lack of reasoning ability.

Since I don't drink, paying attention to drunk drivers would be just as much a question of concern with other people's business as is my concern with SHS.

Drunk drivers come in large chunks, and I have some hope of avoiding them much of the time. SHS does not, nor is it limited (largely) to set strips of concrete.

SHS has an impact on me every single time I step outside my home for any length of time. It diminishes my quality of life each time. I'd say regulation of SHS has vast interest for me personally.

Once more, there is NO analog of smoking. Please, just stop it.
TruthBeTold

Farmington, MI

#76 Apr 26, 2011
Did you know that children exposed to secondhand cigarette smoke are at an increased risk for frequent respiratory infections, ear infections, and asthma? The report of the Surgeon General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services emphasizes that children are hurt by secondhand smoke. As cigarette smoke contains more than 250 chemicals known to be toxic or carcinogenic (cancer-causing), including formaldehyde, benzene, vinyl chloride, arsenic, ammonia, and hydrogen cyanide, the Surgeon General has concluded that there is no risk-free level of secondhand smoke exposure in children. Even brief exposures can be harmful.

The Surgeon General warns about these health effects of inhaling cigarette smoke in children:

Because their bodies are developing, infants and young children are especially vulnerable to the poisons in cigarette smoke.

Both babies whose mothers smoke while pregnant and babies who are exposed to secondhand smoke after birth are more likely to die from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) than babies who are not exposed to it

Mothers who are exposed to secondhand smoke while pregnant are more likely to have lower birth weight babies, which makes babies weaker and increases their risk for many health problems.

Babies whose mothers smoke while pregnant or who are exposed to cigarette smoke after birth have weaker lungs than other babies, thus have increased risk for many health problems.

Secondhand smoke exposure causes acute lower respiratory infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia in infants and young children, as well as increases their risk for ear infections.

Children who have asthma who are exposed to cigarette smoke experience more frequent and severe asthma attacks.

Research shows that nonsmokers who are exposed to secondhand smoke increase their heart disease risk by 25-30% and their lung cancer risk by 20-30%. In children, exposure to cigarette smoke contributes to slowed lung growth and thus more frequent respiratory illnesses. Even brief exposure to can be dangerous!
lifeisshort

United States

#77 Apr 26, 2011
TruthBeTold wrote:
Did you know that children exposed to secondhand cigarette smoke are at an increased risk for frequent respiratory infections, ear infections, and asthma? The report of the Surgeon General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services emphasizes that children are hurt by secondhand smoke. As cigarette smoke contains more than 250 chemicals known to be toxic or carcinogenic (cancer-causing), including formaldehyde, benzene, vinyl chloride, arsenic, ammonia, and hydrogen cyanide, the Surgeon General has concluded that there is no risk-free level of secondhand smoke exposure in children. Even brief exposures can be harmful.
The Surgeon General warns about these health effects of inhaling cigarette smoke in children:
Because their bodies are developing, infants and young children are especially vulnerable to the poisons in cigarette smoke.
Both babies whose mothers smoke while pregnant and babies who are exposed to secondhand smoke after birth are more likely to die from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) than babies who are not exposed to it
Mothers who are exposed to secondhand smoke while pregnant are more likely to have lower birth weight babies, which makes babies weaker and increases their risk for many health problems.
Babies whose mothers smoke while pregnant or who are exposed to cigarette smoke after birth have weaker lungs than other babies, thus have increased risk for many health problems.
Secondhand smoke exposure causes acute lower respiratory infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia in infants and young children, as well as increases their risk for ear infections.
Children who have asthma who are exposed to cigarette smoke experience more frequent and severe asthma attacks.
Research shows that nonsmokers who are exposed to secondhand smoke increase their heart disease risk by 25-30% and their lung cancer risk by 20-30%. In children, exposure to cigarette smoke contributes to slowed lung growth and thus more frequent respiratory illnesses. Even brief exposure to can be dangerous!
Excellent comments and research. So let's get it done.
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#78 Apr 26, 2011
Prohibition wrote:
This is clearly biased against smokers who help feed the state coffers with the high taxes on tobacco. this state needs to find another source of revenue income. Oh I forgot, they just raised the tax on alcohol by 20%, and now they want to milk anyone who wants to buy a new car too. When are we all going to say enough is enough? This is out of control.
Ah, here we go again. Taxation on the sale/purchase of tobacco is NOT payment to a pimp for the right to abuse those who do NOT choose to purchase or sell those products. Tobacco apologists continually make arguments that are based on the assumption that everyone else is their submissive, bought and paid for.

I for one resent and reject your premise. It has been going on long enough. It is time to get it under control. That's what the proliferation of smoking regulations is working toward.

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