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    Re: Cigarette smoke

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    I worked in the hospital when they allowed smoking for patients if they had a private room. The problem was that the room adjacent to that one may be a semi-private and they could not smoke. So if there was a smoker in the semi-private he or she would go nuts smelling the smoke wander into their room.

    Looking back it is hard to believe they allowed smoking on a cardiac floor not that many years ago. But just as surgeons at one time didn't scrub or wash their hands before surgery we have learned and evolved.
    The missus was in healthcare her whole career and she says the staff from the respiratory units had the highest percentage of smokers.

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    Cigarette smoke is LIKE nerve gas in that it is poison and people should not be forced to breath it.

    If bars can't have smoke, then there is no reason apartment buildings should be allowed to have it. It's the same thing.
    There used to be “smoking sections” in restaurants in Virginia. Smoke is sorta hard to contain, the state finally wised up not that many years ago.

    We are fortunate to be able to travel. I am always amazed at the “smoking rooms” in overseas airports. They are glass enclosed rooms and looking in, it’s hard to make out any features of the people.

    Once, when smoking was allowed on airplanes, I sat in the first row of “steerage” with a couple traveling with a small child. The last two rows of first class were designated smoking area separated only by a flimsy curtain from the ceiling to the top of the seat back; not very effective smoke barrier!

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    Re: Cigarette smoke

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    Terrific video.

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    Re: Cigarette smoke

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    I worked in the hospital when they allowed smoking for patients if they had a private room. The problem was that the room adjacent to that one may be a semi-private and they could not smoke. So if there was a smoker in the semi-private he or she would go nuts smelling the smoke wander into their room.

    Looking back it is hard to believe they allowed smoking on a cardiac floor not that many years ago. But just as surgeons at one time didn't scrub or wash their hands before surgery we have learned and evolved.
    Right. It has a been a drastic change. It took a long time for smoking to go from cool and fun to an unpleasant addiction, but there are still people who have not accepted that change. Drastic changes can be hard to accept.

    What changed us, I guess, was the scientific research that finally showed the tobacco companies were lying. We don't like being lied to.

    Non-smokers suffered in silence, but there weren't too many of them so they had no rights.

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    Re: Cigarette smoke

    Why did anyone ever think smoke could be contained by walls or partitions?

    There probably still are apartment buildings that allow smoking, but the number is probably decreasing. Because people finally started to realize smoke is not contained by ordinary walls.

    I had so much trouble finding apartments a while back. I called a state legislator who said "I won't even touch that." It was a controversial issue for a while, but TG seems not to be any more. After I had to spend most of my life dealing with it.

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    Re: Cigarette smoke

    Is this another example of less government? If it is I think it's time states get to ban firearms.
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    Re: Cigarette smoke

    Quote Originally Posted by bongsaway View Post
    Is this another example of less government? If it is I think it's time states get to ban firearms.
    Cigarettes have only one purpose, and it's destructive, nothing useful or good about it. Firearms have more than one purpose. They can be destructive but can also be used for self-defense or hunting. That is why they aren't so easy to ban.

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    Re: Cigarette smoke

    Quote Originally Posted by Good4Nothin View Post
    Right. It has a been a drastic change. It took a long time for smoking to go from cool and fun to an unpleasant addiction, but there are still people who have not accepted that change. Drastic changes can be hard to accept.

    What changed us, I guess, was the scientific research that finally showed the tobacco companies were lying. We don't like being lied to.

    Non-smokers suffered in silence, but there weren't too many of them so they had no rights.
    Before I went into the medical field I was a steel worker for 10 years. During my time as a steel worker we had small lunchroom that in the winter time most of ate there. I can remember waving the smoke out of my face and my smoking co-workers laughing. Well now when I drive around in the winter and see a small group of smokers huddled together outside a building I have to laugh. Sweet isn't it.

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