Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."
How children of smokers are affected.
I really don't know on this one. I can see and understand both points. Misterman has a point that children have no control over being exposed to what are very dangerous chemicals in cigarette smoke. Furthermore, children of smokers are more likely to smoke themselves, the aggregate effect of which has a large impact on our health care system in terms of higher health care costs. Why should children be forced to inhale ciagrette smoke?
On the other hand, Thunder and Ikari have points about the ridiculousness of writing and enforcing such a law. How many cigarettes, at what distance is it considered "child abuse"? If I idle by a school bus in summer in my car, am I abusing kids if I'm smoking a cigarette? What if I move my family into a house or apartment that used to have smokers in it? Who would enforce such a technical law?
I'm really at a loss on this one. I don't know how feel about this. I'm truly on the fence.
It borders on ludicrous.
Last edited by RadicalModerate; 01-03-12 at 03:28 PM.