Saying "no" to smoking

Saying "no" to smoking

There are 29 comments on the The Democrat story from Oct 17, 2006, titled Saying "no" to smoking. In it, The Democrat reports that:

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

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DAWN

Brandon, MS

#1 Oct 17, 2006
SMOKE FREE CITIES SHOULDNT BE ALLOWED TO SELL TOBBACO PRODUCTS.
revlee

West Orange, NJ

#2 Oct 17, 2006
DAWN wrote:
SMOKE FREE CITIES SHOULDNT BE ALLOWED TO SELL TOBBACO PRODUCTS.
There's an idea I can agree with. When a state such as New jersey, Delaware, et al initiates their smoking bans, they should also ban the sale of tobacco. It would not take long for the bans to be overturned when the citizens of the state find out that in order to make up for the taxes collected on tobacco products, income taxes are raised, sales taxes are raised and property taxes are raised. That does not even mention the jobs that would be lost and the taxes gained from those peoples employment also gone from the state coffers. When the populace starts screaming about the higher taxes, the government just has to ask the people "do you want a smoke free environment or do you want low taxes? You can't have both."
Jsmith

Jackson, MS

#3 Aug 21, 2007
ditto
Justined

York, PA

#4 Aug 21, 2007
revlee wrote:
<quoted text>
There's an idea I can agree with. When a state such as New jersey, Delaware, et al initiates their smoking bans, they should also ban the sale of tobacco. It would not take long for the bans to be overturned when the citizens of the state find out that in order to make up for the taxes collected on tobacco products, income taxes are raised, sales taxes are raised and property taxes are raised. That does not even mention the jobs that would be lost and the taxes gained from those peoples employment also gone from the state coffers. When the populace starts screaming about the higher taxes, the government just has to ask the people "do you want a smoke free environment or do you want low taxes? You can't have both."
Yes, let's do that. Prohibition worked so well the last time.

LOL

“Conn me once fool on me, conn ”

Since: Aug 07

Bowling

#5 Aug 21, 2007
Jsmith wrote:
ditto
Maybe you should look at this:

http://www.nilheartburn.com

cause you are seriously giving it to me.

When did everyone suddenly find it was okay for government to tell businesses who should be their customers. Let me see...if government decides fat people aren't allowed on buses or children, because they can be a noise nuisance, aren't allowed in shops so on and so on. Isn't there enough government interference as things stand. Wake up or soon we will all be like the 'borg' because it will be easier for government to tell us how to have a better life because we all know they are the ones that know how we should live out our meager 70 or so years of life because we are too stupid to figure it out ourselves, hmm maybe they are right.

“Conn me once fool on me, conn ”

Since: Aug 07

Bowling

#7 Aug 22, 2007
youou wrote:
<quoted text>
This is about smoking. If you need a scenario with drinking. What you hard-core smokers do to a non-smokers is like a hard core drinker tossing his/her drink in the face of a person trying to enjoy a nice drink...it bothers them a tad.
Note: Before reading on, not all smokers are bad people, just the few...well you know who you are...
Drinking is reserved for responsible individuals...the rest that can not drink responsibly are walking and and/or in the poky. If you all were responsible smokers it may not of gotten this far.
I think prohibition was started because they saw America going down hill due to alcohol. Just like with smoking today.
The difference you wonder? A lot more good people drank then and even now, compared to good people smoking today.
With prohibition you had the good people of America along with folks like you fighting for it's return. With smoking, you just have the few hard-core smokers ranting and raving. Hopefully that helped clear it up for you.
If this topic was about naivety you would take first prize. You say

' I think prohibition was started because they saw America going down hill due to alcohol. Just like with smoking today.'

Well you would be the only one as the rest of us know it was about money, taxes and people control, well the bright ones anyway.

I am not defending smoking or drinking I am defending man's god given right to make his own choices. Really it all boils down to our own choices, some are good for us, some are not but I for one do not need that choice decided for me by a government. If the product I choose is legal leave me alone to choose it if I wish. If it is dangerous to others remove it from the shops.( Can not do that as where would all the guns go), But at no point think it has anything to do with anything other than money, always follow the dollar to get at the truth.

Bye the way if you think smoking is what is bringing America down maybe you should look at Americas foreign policy, terrorism acts, immigration laws, gun control laws and money spending priorities before you blame a smoke.

“OWNERS CHOICE = PATRONS CHOICE”

Since: Jun 07

United States

#8 Aug 22, 2007
But it is easier to blame smokers,,,, And we all know that most lazy people do not want to hear or know the truth.... They are out for an easy fix. With all the pollution in cities - any city,, the anti's still would rather blame smokers..... than to acknowledge the truth.

“Conn me once fool on me, conn ”

Since: Aug 07

Bowling

#9 Aug 24, 2007
Hi 'fun lovin life', no truer words were spoken.

“OWNERS CHOICE = PATRONS CHOICE”

Since: Jun 07

United States

#10 Aug 24, 2007
youou wrote:
<quoted text>
This is about smoking. If you need a scenario with drinking. What you hard-core smokers do to a non-smokers is like a hard core drinker tossing his/her drink in the face of a person trying to enjoy a nice drink...it bothers them a tad.
Note: Before reading on, not all smokers are bad people, just the few...well you know who you are...
Drinking is reserved for responsible individuals...the rest that can not drink responsibly are walking and and/or in the poky. If you all were responsible smokers it may not of gotten this far.
I think prohibition was started because they saw America going down hill due to alcohol. Just like with smoking today.
The difference you wonder? A lot more good people drank then and even now, compared to good people smoking today.
With prohibition you had the good people of America along with folks like you fighting for it's return. With smoking, you just have the few hard-core smokers ranting and raving. Hopefully that helped clear it up for you.
Ummmmm,,, you are discounting all of the non-smokers that do indeed post in these forums...They are still fighting for the Property Owners Rights.....Just as some of the smokers......I personally am a smoker who is "trying" to quit....But I will never give up the fight for the Property Owner.... You are a property owner aren't you......Gee I guess I am fighting for you also......."It's for your own good that I do this."

“OWNERS CHOICE = PATRONS CHOICE”

Since: Jun 07

United States

#11 Aug 24, 2007
Golfnohandicap wrote:
Hi 'fun lovin life', no truer words were spoken.
:)

“OWNERS CHOICE = PATRONS CHOICE”

Since: Jun 07

United States

#12 Aug 24, 2007
I will always fight for the Property Owners Rights........Even the anti-smoker.....

Don't worry,,, " I do this for your own good "
rights of citizens

United States

#14 Aug 25, 2007
First of all, let me say, I am a smoker. That being said, I am most of all for the right to choose. I believe that a non-smoker has the right to choose a smoke free environment. Also, I believe that I have the right to choose to smoke. We should respect the right of others as well as ourselves. I think that our rights are slowly taken from us, if we do not take a stand for the right to choose. Our country was created for "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Part of my happiness, is a cigarette. I do not smoke around non-smokers. I always ask if I am unsure about it. By the same token, I do not want someone telling me when, where, and how I should smoke.

“Conn me once fool on me, conn ”

Since: Aug 07

Bowling

#15 Aug 26, 2007
rights of citizens wrote:
First of all, let me say, I am a smoker. That being said, I am most of all for the right to choose. I believe that a non-smoker has the right to choose a smoke free environment. Also, I believe that I have the right to choose to smoke. We should respect the right of others as well as ourselves. I think that our rights are slowly taken from us, if we do not take a stand for the right to choose. Our country was created for "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Part of my happiness, is a cigarette. I do not smoke around non-smokers. I always ask if I am unsure about it. By the same token, I do not want someone telling me when, where, and how I should smoke.
Hi, how many non smokers pay you the same courteousness when they pass you in their cars that are polluting your air with toxic fumes? Or pass wind in front of you or breath on you with bad breath or sneeze on you with a flew etc. We have taken legal rights for us all and tried to target sections of then for whatever reasons by a few hard liners.

Life itself is terminal, there are bigger problems at large than those imposed by smokers. This thread is for those that would like to stop not those that think we are wrong for doing it.
smoke free USA

Mountain Home, AR

#16 Feb 19, 2008
AWW now come on you are grasping at straws now...
just candid

AOL

#17 Feb 19, 2008
revlee wrote:
<quoted text>
There's an idea I can agree with. When a state such as New jersey, Delaware, et al initiates their smoking bans, they should also ban the sale of tobacco. It would not take long for the bans to be overturned when the citizens of the state find out that in order to make up for the taxes collected on tobacco products, income taxes are raised, sales taxes are raised and property taxes are raised. That does not even mention the jobs that would be lost and the taxes gained from those peoples employment also gone from the state coffers. When the populace starts screaming about the higher taxes, the government just has to ask the people "do you want a smoke free environment or do you want low taxes? You can't have both."
I don't know of any area in the US that has banned smoking or the use of cigarettes. Do you reallly think cigarettes should be made a non legal item like cocaine or heron? Do you think good people who happen to have fallen into slavery, and become addicts should be put in jail for their addiction? I don't, but I do belive that just like many other things smoking should be regulated and not done where it offends others who wish to breath tobacco free air.

“OWNERS CHOICE = PATRONS CHOICE”

Since: Jun 07

United States

#18 Feb 19, 2008
just candid wrote:
<quoted text> I don't know of any area in the US that has banned smoking or the use of cigarettes. Do you reallly think cigarettes should be made a non legal item like cocaine or heron? Do you think good people who happen to have fallen into slavery, and become addicts should be put in jail for their addiction? I don't, but I do belive that just like many other things smoking should be regulated and not done where it offends others who wish to breath tobacco free air.
Nope, smoke free cities should not be allowed to sell or
collect taxes for it either.
just candid

AOL

#19 Feb 19, 2008
Their are no cities or areas in the US that are truly cigarette smoke free. Many areas have restrictins on when and/or where you may smoke ,but non have banned smoking or cigarette use.
anon

Tutwiler, MS

#20 Mar 25, 2014
The mayors daughter thought it would be a good idea and I remember it very clearly it was on local Memphis news and soon after that it was passed wtf #CityofSenatobia=TRASHNATION/0 starcity
Auto

Tupelo, MS

#21 Mar 25, 2014
Burning fuels is worse second hand smoke so ban that first.
You can not protect people from them selves but you can stop forcing people to have health insurance.

Why should people that take care of their health pay for those who do not.
wondering

Tupelo, MS

#22 Mar 25, 2014
could a restaurant or bar start a private club membership to allow smoking?

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