"They were also enacted to protect the people who work there because for many that was the only job they could get."<quoted text>
Getting back to the statistics of the matter.
People who are exposed to SHS are more likely to get a smoking related illness when compared to people who are not exposed to SHS. That does not mean that everyone who is exposed to SHS will become ill, just like not everyone who smokes will become ill. As a population, we have been getting healthier in the past 100 years and this holds true for smokers as well as non smokers. Exposure to SHS can cause illness, including immediate health problems for someone whose health is impaired. This includes short term exposure. SHS has triggered asthma attacks and heart attacks among other acute health problems. Obviously these people were not healthy to begin with.
As far as smoking v. nonsmoking establishments, prior to smoking bans there were a lot of places where there was no non smoking option for people who did not want to be exposed to SHS. That is why smoking bans were enacted. They were also enacted to protect the people who work there because for many that was the only job they could get. As far as outdoor bans, smokers have only themselves to blame. So many smokers seem to think that the world is their ashtray and that it is okay to litter. The amount of smoking related litter is amazing and that tends to be the driving force behind many of the outdoor bans. When an outdoor ban is proposed it is because of ETS AND litter. I have camped at many campsites where the smokers have been too lazy to even throw the butts in the fire.
With e-cigs, there simply is not enough information to say that they are safe. I highly doubt that a strawberry flavored ecig has all natural flavors. What happens to those chemicals when they are heated to a high temp? Also, most of those devices are made in place like China and I have a hard time trusting the Chinese to make anything safe. Since the safety of the devices is at issue, those of us who do not partake in them are reluctant to let them in where we have worked hard to eliminate second hand smoke. If the government decides they want to tax them- and they probably will, you will see tax stamps on the devices and the inhalants just like smokes and alcohol.
False statement. It's false every time you run some iteration of it out.
Why worry about "trusting the Chinese" when you're the one lying?