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  • View Poll Results: Should cigarettes be made illegal?
    Yes - ban them!
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    No - keep on puffing...
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    I don't mind people smoking, though I wish they wouldn't, for the cost as much as the health reasons.

    Anyway. I don't believe in stopping people doing stuff if it doesn't harm other people, and I certainly don't like the idea of forcing people who want to smoke into smoking pen like areas. But there is one thing I don't like, and it's walking along pavements on the way to work every morning. Especially in London, or busy areas, and the pavement is often thick with cigarette smoke. It seems to be worse this year than I remember it being in past years (I even wonder if cigarette sales have gone up?) I don't have any helpful solution to this, it's probably a case of everyone (smokers and non smokers alike) being considerate of one another. Just wanted to voice that gripe as I don't find it very pleasant, especially if you have a drink or are eating something.
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    (Original post by shooks)
    We're already a fair way along this road. Smoking is banned in public spaces, cigarettes are hidden behind screens in the shops... So what should the next step be - should cigarettes be outright banned?
    smoke weed everyday
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    Let's just ban everything. That seems to be the attitude of most people on this site.
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    yes! lets fill up the jails with tobacco smokers!
    on a serious note, the fact that so many (supposedly educated) people have voted to ban smoking is genuinely terrifying.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    You said absolutely nothing about usefulness, merely the health and environmental damage, things that all things I listed are just as bad for. Best way to protect people's health and the environment: genocide.

    Your second section implies you believe that vehicle and power plant emissions don't do the same thing...

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    A smoker smoking close to the same people regularly leads to some of those people dying from second hand smoke or getting an illness like lung cancer as a result of it, vehicle and power plant emissions causing death and illness aren't due to the affect of one person.I also believe that vehicle and power plant emissions need to be stopped we need to invest completely in renewable energy (but vehicles and power plants are certainly more useful than people smoking cigarettes anyway, energy and transport are essential needs smoking is not) so smoking should be stopped.
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    I would love to see cigarettes banned because I think they're so stupid, but it would cause many problems & waste resource/police time if we did ban them - I say let I people smoke them & die a slow, cancerous death.
    Surely eventually people will see they're not a great idea?!
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    (Original post by Frostyjoe)
    No, that will only make smokers angry. I think they should do the following though:

    1. Reduce the number of cigarettes in a packet.
    2. Increase the price further.
    3. BAN smokers from smoking outside beside DOOR ENTRY'S
    4. Build designated shelters in university campuses - ban people from smoking outside these shelters. I'm sick of people blowing smoke in my face or smoking when i'm walking behind them.
    5. Ban smoking in cars.
    6. Reduce the amount of nicotine in cigarettes.
    7. Reduce the amount of poisonous substances in cigarettes.
    8. Attempt to alter cigarettes so that they do not produce the same terrible smell.
    I'd be happy with this as a compromise if 9. Ban smokers from smoking outside in restaurants. Although 1, 2, 6, 7 and 8 are very non-specific about the amounts.
    I'm not sure what the point of 5 is though.

    Another compromise I'd be happy with is if they were banned in public, so people could still smoke on their own land(or rented assuming their landlord permits them).
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    (Original post by Onde)
    I cannot support either poll option because of the way they are worded.

    Banning cigarettes would be utterly untenable...it would do more harm than good.
    And also the fact that there are only two options to suggest that they are the only two solutions.
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    people saying ban them have never smoked are being drowned by propaganda
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    Public smoking should be banned. Getting fed up of having to hold my breath whilst walking among people puffing away on the streets of London.
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    (Original post by Archdukes)
    Attachment 470987 Relevant.
    Why are the majority here for limiting human liberty? Are Europeans really that sensitive that they cannot endure a few seconds of inhaling tobacco when passing a smoker?

    When I lived in a city it was everywhere. You couldn't go 5 minues without having to hold your breath. Either someone on the pavement infront/passing you or the 5 or so standing outside the entrance to a public building.

    It even came into my flat from people smoking outside the window/near the vents....that's my living space.

    Bus stops were the worst. The shelters occupied by one or two smokers puffing away in their box whilst everyone else stands in the rain.

    I've only ever met one considerate smoker, one.
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    It would not accomplish anything.
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    Yes. Let's widen the war on drugs to include something that is addictive and has a HUGE user base. *sigh*



    It didn't work with alcohol, it doesn't work with the current illegal drugs and it won't work with tobacco.
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    (Original post by Economists)
    yes! lets fill up the jails with tobacco smokers!
    on a serious note, the fact that so many (supposedly educated) people have voted to ban smoking is genuinely terrifying.
    It really is isn't it. This is actually how some people think.
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    But smoking's so damn awesome.

    All the cool kids do it.
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    (Original post by morgan8002)
    I'd be happy with this as a compromise if 9. Ban smokers from smoking outside in restaurants. Although 1, 2, 6, 7 and 8 are very non-specific about the amounts.
    I'm not sure what the point of 5 is though.

    Another compromise I'd be happy with is if they were banned in public, so people could still smoke on their own land(or rented assuming their landlord permits them).
    Basically, ban them from smoking on footpaths and outside entrances.
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    (Original post by Frostyjoe)
    Basically, ban them from smoking on footpaths and outside entrances.
    Which leaves?

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    (Original post by morgan8002)
    I'd be happy with this as a compromise if 9. Ban smokers from smoking outside in restaurants. Although 1, 2, 6, 7 and 8 are very non-specific about the amounts.
    I'm not sure what the point of 5 is though.

    Another compromise I'd be happy with is if they were banned in public, so people could still smoke on their own land(or rented assuming their landlord permits them).
    (Original post by morgan8002)
    I'd be happy with this as a compromise if 9. Ban smokers from smoking outside in restaurants. Although 1, 2, 6, 7 and 8 are very non-specific about the amounts.
    I'm not sure what the point of 5 is though.

    Another compromise I'd be happy with is if they were banned in public, so people could still smoke on their own land(or rented assuming their landlord permits them).
    Isn't smoking banned in cars now?
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    Shelters.
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    (Original post by Ohtereeitsfarah)
    Isn't smoking banned in cars now?
    forgot to say with a child under age.
 
 
 
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