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    Re: San Rafael Smoking Ban, Strictest In The Nation, Goes Into Effect

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    I don't really think government is the boogeyman. I think it's a mix of different people with different motivations and different intentions like anything else. I do however think that if anything can bring out the worst in someone, it's a little power, so anyone who has any is worth keeping an eye on.
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    Re: San Rafael Smoking Ban, Strictest In The Nation, Goes Into Effect

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    I don't really think government is the boogeyman. I think it's a mix of different people with different motivations and different intentions like anything else. I do however think that if anything can bring out the worst in someone, it's a little power, so anyone who has any is worth keeping an eye on.
    I don't necessarily disagree with this, but there sure seems to be times where they come off as being a boogieman.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: San Rafael Smoking Ban, Strictest In The Nation, Goes Into Effect

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I don't necessarily disagree with this, but there sure seems to be times where they come off as being a boogieman.
    and I don't necessarily disagree with that.
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    Re: San Rafael Smoking Ban, Strictest In The Nation, Goes Into Effect

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    So this is interesting.

    "Last week, the San Francisco suburb made active a smoking ban that officials say is the strictest in the country, prohibiting smoking cigarettes in your own home.

    The ordinance specifically bans smoking in dwellings that share a wall with another unit, including apartments, duplexes and condominiums. The hope is to eliminate second-hand smoke from creeping through doors and windows, ventilation systems, floorboards and other susceptible openings. According to a U.S. Surgeon General report, secondhand smoke kills about 50,000 Americans per year, including 430 infants.

    The San Rafael City Council unanimously approved the ban last year."


    This seems pretty extreme to me but at the same time I can understand the rationale. It seems to me that while someone has every right to smoke if they chose and expose THEMSELVES to the health risks associated with it they do not have the right to make that choice for me.

    I do wonder thought if they could have accomplished protections from second hand smoke in a less invasive way.

    What are you thoughts?
    I support this.

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    Re: San Rafael Smoking Ban, Strictest In The Nation, Goes Into Effect

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    They have no right to ban you from using a legal product in your own home.


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    Re: San Rafael Smoking Ban, Strictest In The Nation, Goes Into Effect

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    So this is interesting.

    "Last week, the San Francisco suburb made active a smoking ban that officials say is the strictest in the country, prohibiting smoking cigarettes in your own home.

    The ordinance specifically bans smoking in dwellings that share a wall with another unit, including apartments, duplexes and condominiums. The hope is to eliminate second-hand smoke from creeping through doors and windows, ventilation systems, floorboards and other susceptible openings. According to a U.S. Surgeon General report, secondhand smoke kills about 50,000 Americans per year, including 430 infants.

    The San Rafael City Council unanimously approved the ban last year."


    This seems pretty extreme to me but at the same time I can understand the rationale. It seems to me that while someone has every right to smoke if they chose and expose THEMSELVES to the health risks associated with it they do not have the right to make that choice for me.

    I do wonder thought if they could have accomplished protections from second hand smoke in a less invasive way.

    What are you thoughts?
    Nonsense law.

    Tailpipe emissions from cars are FAR worse than cigarettes.

    Yet now you can't smoke in an apartment next to the frickin freeway.

    Insurance companies don't like smoking, so they sponsor nonsense like this.

    I SERIOUSLY doubt anyone ever got cancer from a neighbors secondhand smoke.
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    Re: San Rafael Smoking Ban, Strictest In The Nation, Goes Into Effect

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    That is your opinion on what you choose to find acceptable. With that line of thinking, we should just not inform people of radium in their homes, or try to reduce pollution, or subject people to noxious fumes anytime. This is about one individual infringing on another individual...not the entire environment.

    Sorry, that 'theory' doesnt fly but it's fine for YOU if you wish to accept it.
    I think you mean Radon, but nevertheless, it's already code in every place I've lived in CA that apartments and the like NOT share ductwork and any place where smoke is getting through the walls is not code to begin with.

    If cigarette smoke is getting through a whole lot of other stuff that may also be dangerous to your health is as well. There's a bigger issue - the building you're living in is not up to code.

    Btw, you have radium in your dwelling by code. It's in all those mandated smoke detectors. Not to mention the stew of poisons in your new fancy green lightbulbs.

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    Re: San Rafael Smoking Ban, Strictest In The Nation, Goes Into Effect

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    Nonsense law.

    Tailpipe emissions from cars are FAR worse than cigarettes.

    Yet now you can't smoke in an apartment next to the frickin freeway.

    Insurance companies don't like smoking, so they sponsor nonsense like this.

    I SERIOUSLY doubt anyone ever got cancer from a neighbors secondhand smoke.
    I don't know if my neighbor's second hand smoke will give me cancer, but it certainly did a pretty good job of making my entire place smell like Satan's asshole before I got him to stop.

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    Re: San Rafael Smoking Ban, Strictest In The Nation, Goes Into Effect

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Every home will need regular searching to be sure the law is being followed. Maybe they can force everyone to install smoke alarms like they have on airplane toilets.

    A true boon for law enforcement.

    I wonder if they will grandfather the properties that are privately owned? I live in a townhouse and share walls (but not ducting) with the units immediately adjacent. Would I have to move or quit smoking in my own home? Seems a bit draconian but within another decade, I expect full scale nannyism will be the norm in America.
    I doubt it would be anything so extreme as doing SS style house to house searches. I'm thinking it's more along the lines that when a neighbor complains he'll have the support of the law.

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    Re: San Rafael Smoking Ban, Strictest In The Nation, Goes Into Effect

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I doubt it would be anything so extreme as doing SS style house to house searches. I'm thinking it's more along the lines that when a neighbor complains he'll have the support of the law.
    Sorry. I was just engaging in drama for entertainment purposes. Although I suppose that this is inevitable, although not imminent. When there are a billion Americans (in my lifetime alone, we more than doubled) so that day will come. Look at all the changes that have been made in the last 40 or 50 years in terms of restrictions on behavior and cries for social order so, let me put it this way, if they diud search everybodys houses regularly, crime would pretty much end as a phenomenon. Just saying...

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