Catron County man loses another round in ban on smoking

Full story: The Santa Fe New Mexican

Stephen Brown was so opposed to New Mexico's ban on smoking in public places that he got himself cited for lighting up in a Catron County bar just minutes after the new law took effect.
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kayceygirl

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Sep 26, 2008
 
Why do people feel the need to file wasteful law suits, fight against laws that are in the good of the "people"? Wouldn't his efforts be better focused on outrage over children not having food in this country or the struggles of illegal immigrants in America who actually came here to work or even Mad Cow Disease?

Sheesh...I am constantly amnazed at the stupidity of people.
mr common sense

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Sep 26, 2008
 
Discrimination against smokers or anybody else is legal so long as it is not based on age,sex,race,religion or national origin.
georgia

Albuquerque, NM

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Sep 26, 2008
 
yes they should ban smooking in all public place the reason is beacuse all so some people also put other types of tabaco or other substance in smoking forme be aware and also other reasons
PlacitasRoy

Albuquerque, NM

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Sep 26, 2008
 
Brown contends the law discriminates against smokers, effectively making them "second-class citizens."
It isn't the law - they have made themselves second class citizens with their selfish obnoxious harmful behavior.
Obituary by obituary smokers are reducing the problem.

Since: Sep 08

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Sep 26, 2008
 
Kind of ironic that so many of the people who complain about tobacco smoke drive cars with diesal engines that spew clouds of black smoke into the faces of motorcyclye riders. And they wear way to much perfume and aftershave and other smelly junk that is so overwhelming that I have passed out from the oders several times. And worst of all are the cell phones that spread microwaves in an 80 ft. diameter from the user and potentialy causeing brain tumers for everyone within that radius.

Show me one shred of evidemce that second hand smoke has ever harmed anyone physicaly.

The problem with all you liberals is that you want to force everybody else to live acording to your wierd phobies and politics.

It ain't gonna happen.

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Sep 26, 2008
 
Babe, I say we round up all of those delicate flowers and put them someplace safe to protect them from the world.
sapsucker

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Sep 26, 2008
 
Does it make a difference if this man fights for what he feels is injustice or not?
That's what millions of American's have fought and died for, "A person's rights". That's one of the major things people have forgotten in this country is the "rights of others" or are you one of those who try to force your will on others?? We as a people have the right to try to change those things we think are wrong, even if our neighbors and friends think we are wrong. This is what America is all about.
What about Cops

Wheeling, WV

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Sep 26, 2008
 
except there is no right to smoke.
PlacitasRoy

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Sep 26, 2008
 
sapsucker - While there is an implied right to be stupid, there is no right to harm others. Obituary by obituary smokers are reducing the problem.

Hey Babe- if you aren't a smoker, please start today!If you try real hard you can get up to 3 packs a day.

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Sep 26, 2008
 
Smoking has been a custom in the Americas for a very long time.

If you don't love America, then leave.

Since: Sep 08

Miyazaki, Japan

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Sep 26, 2008
 
Babe Rainbow wrote:
Kind of ironic that so many of the people who complain about tobacco smoke drive cars with diesal engines that spew clouds of black smoke into the faces of motorcyclye riders. And they wear way to much perfume and aftershave and other smelly junk that is so overwhelming that I have passed out from the oders several times. And worst of all are the cell phones that spread microwaves in an 80 ft. diameter from the user and potentialy causeing brain tumers for everyone within that radius.
Show me one shred of evidemce that second hand smoke has ever harmed anyone physicaly.
The problem with all you liberals is that you want to force everybody else to live acording to your wierd phobies and politics.
It ain't gonna happen.
If you had any interest in learning something, which I doubt, you could inform yourself at this site. It is part of the United States government's National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute:

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/...

Here you would find, among other effects, on the front page:

"Secondhand smoke causes lung cancer in nonsmokers."

On the other hand, I you want to maintain your broad based ignorance, don't bother to read it.

Since: Sep 08

Miyazaki, Japan

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Sep 26, 2008
 
That last sentence should read ... "if you want to maintain your broad based ignorance." Heaven forbid that "I" might want you to remain ignorant.

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