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    Re: New Yorkers Have Mixed Feelings About Ban on Smoking in Parks(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by xpiher View Post
    Besides, this law is targeting outdoors, were smoke is quickly dissipated.
    Exactly, christ people, if you don't like cigarette smoke and you're outside, move upwind, it's not that bloody difficult to figure out.
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    Re: New Yorkers Have Mixed Feelings About Ban on Smoking in Parks(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    I happen to love myself very much.

    Do the people that gorge themselves on crap food daily hate themselves too? Be careful what kind of Big Brother Crapola you support as they (gov) will come for all groups sometime if we allow this kind of thing
    And I love to smoke. Best habit ever. Damn Nico-fascists. Damn them to hell.

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    Re: New Yorkers Have Mixed Feelings About Ban on Smoking in Parks(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    Smokers hate themselves.
    There's no reason with what we know about smoking now to start or continue it- or for that matter -work mining asbestos.

    NY is protecting the downwind rest of us, and hopefully making smoking inconvenient enough so that they'll quit.
    You, sir, are a nicophobe.

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    Re: New Yorkers Have Mixed Feelings About Ban on Smoking in Parks(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Exactly, christ people, if you don't like cigarette smoke and you're outside, move upwind, it's not that bloody difficult to figure out.
    Hell. Move three freaking feet away.

    I swear, I was at an outdoor (and christian) concert a few years ago. I was standing along a wire fence on the perimeter separating the backstage area from the audience, many yards away from anyone. I expected and heard a few snide comments meant for me to hear by my christian brethren, but what I most remember was a golfcart carrying a well-known christian vocal group driving past. They had to be 20 yards away. Easy. They spotted me. I waved and smiled. One of them - swear to GOD! - made a stink face and waved her hand over her nose to signify my smoke bothered her. There was no possible way she could have smelled it. Or even seen it. She simply saw me holding a cigarette. And we were in a damn cow pasture for god's sake.
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    Re: New Yorkers Have Mixed Feelings About Ban on Smoking in Parks(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDan View Post
    Hell. Move three freaking feet away.

    I swear, I was at an outdoor (and christian) concert a few years ago. I was standing along a wire fence on the perimeter separating the backstage area from the audience, many yards away from anyone. I expected and heard a few snide comments meant for me to hear by my christian brethren, but what I most remember was a golfcart carrying a well-known christian vocal group driving past. They had to be 20 yards away. Easy. They spotted me. I waved and smiled. One of them - swear to GOD! - made a stink face and waved her hand over her nose to signify my smoke bothered her. There was no possible way she could have smelled it. Or even seen it. She simply saw me holding a cigarette. And we were in a damn cow pasture for god's sake.
    I had a guy try to hit me once. I was walking down the street. Saw a middle-aged man coming towards me. Moved to the side, cigarette to the side away from him and held down. I delayed taking a puff until he'd passed. This is what I always do when I'm passing people.

    He looked at my cigarette, swerved towards me, and took a swing at my shoulder. Seriously. For reference, this was a 5'10-6'0 tall man weighing 250lbs, taking a swing at a then-20-year-old 5'4 girl who weighs all of 110 pounds. For smoking.

    I dodged it. He was using a lot of force, but he was pretty slow. Too many Big Macs in that guy, I reckon.

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    Re: New Yorkers Have Mixed Feelings About Ban on Smoking in Parks(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by MistressNomad View Post
    I had a guy try to hit me once. I was walking down the street. Saw a middle-aged man coming towards me. Moved to the side, cigarette to the side away from him and held down. I delayed taking a puff until he'd passed. This is what I always do when I'm passing people.

    He looked at my cigarette, swerved towards me, and took a swing at my shoulder. Seriously. For reference, this was a 5'10-6'0 tall man weighing 250lbs, taking a swing at a then-20-year-old 5'4 girl who weighs all of 110 pounds. For smoking.

    I dodged it. He was using a lot of force, but he was pretty slow. Too many Big Macs in that guy, I reckon.
    I have not had to dodge violence. Usually it's nothing more than snide comments. What whips them up into such a froth I wonder? Sorry you had to deal with that. Maybe the guy once had his ass kicked by a gang of girl smokers. He needs to, if not.

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    Re: New Yorkers Have Mixed Feelings About Ban on Smoking in Parks(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    If we're going to ban people from smoking outside, there's no excuse for allowing tobacco to be legal at all. It's a farce.
    But they sell condoms legally.

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    Re: New Yorkers Have Mixed Feelings About Ban on Smoking in Parks(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDan View Post
    I have not had to dodge violence. Usually it's nothing more than snide comments. What whips them up into such a froth I wonder? Sorry you had to deal with that. Maybe the guy once had his ass kicked by a gang of girl smokers. He needs to, if not.
    A sense of righteousness which has progressed to hatred, I suppose. It gives the general population someone to villify.

    I've gotten plenty of the verbal abuse, too. I just don't take it anymore.

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    Re: New Yorkers Have Mixed Feelings About Ban on Smoking in Parks(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by MistressNomad View Post
    A sense of righteousness which has progressed to hatred, I suppose. It gives the general population someone to villify.I've gotten plenty of the verbal abuse, too. I just don't take it anymore.
    True, which is why I think of anti-tobacco zealots as fascists. This is also not a bad example of political correctness.

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    Re: New Yorkers Have Mixed Feelings About Ban on Smoking in Parks(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by MistressNomad View Post
    I had a guy try to hit me once. I was walking down the street. Saw a middle-aged man coming towards me. Moved to the side, cigarette to the side away from him and held down. I delayed taking a puff until he'd passed. This is what I always do when I'm passing people.

    He looked at my cigarette, swerved towards me, and took a swing at my shoulder. Seriously. For reference, this was a 5'10-6'0 tall man weighing 250lbs, taking a swing at a then-20-year-old 5'4 girl who weighs all of 110 pounds. For smoking.

    I dodged it. He was using a lot of force, but he was pretty slow. Too many Big Macs in that guy, I reckon.
    I am very anti-smoking, but the threat of the use of violance is way over the top. At the most, I would politely suggest that this is not a healthy habit and others don't want to smell your smoke, but to take a swing at you... that is definately not acceptable...
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