Parks smoking ban 'a step too far'

Aug 15, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Blackpool Today

It is hoped the move will protect children from the effects of smoking and discourage them from taking up the habit themselves.

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one more step to making everywhere smoke free. in the open air it's a bit much i reckon. next it'll be certain streets then all streets - as in Singapore. which is mad when you consider traffic fumes. the argument of it effecting kids is stupid, kids tend to become smokers if their parents smoke and not if they see strangers in a park smoking.
i reckon smoking pubs should be brought in, it'll boost the pub trade - not everybody wants to have a pub meal and smokers just having a drink like to have a cigarette.

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Kriss10 wrote:
. the argument of it effecting kids is stupid, kids tend to become smokers if their parents smoke and not if they see strangers in a park smoking.
I said this and got marked down for it!
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Oliver Cromwell wrote:
Is it too much to ask for, to treat people like adults?
There's a demand for non-smoking bars, and there's a demand for bars where smoking is permitted.
I'm very sure that nobody is going to be forced at gunpoint to drink or work in either one.
Is it too much to ask to treat adults like people?

Sure, there is "a demand for bars where smoking is permitted". That demand is the result of the pandemic addiction illegally fostered by the tobacco industry and of the illegal marketing tactics used by that industry to addict children before they develop the decision-making skills to reject the products.

I'm sure nobody is going to be forced at gunpoint to refrain from stepping outside or to someplace where smoking is legal to have a smoke if they choose.
Whatever.
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Aug 19, 2012
 
ok go to the caseno in oz to do it right mate
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Sensible Fred wrote:
Inconsiderate smokers are cnuts. Everybody should have a choice to stay away from tobacco smoke.
People who want to enforce their choice on people in a pub that they will never set foot in are bigger cnuts.
People who want to see smokers punished for having a puff in an open air park... well... they need a brain-rattling punch in the face.
A lot of sense in not so many words.
I'm a non-smoker, but I always enjoyed the atmosphere of a smokey pub. A guilty pleasure maybe, I don't know. I was extremely disappointed recently while on holiday touring the west coast of Ireland to find that a lot of my most favourite pubs in the world had closed and time and time again the locals put it down to the smoking ban.
Of course a more equitable solution would have been to have both smoking and non-smoking pubs... the smoking pubs being where all the fun and atmosphere was and the non-smoking pubs great hangouts for the righteous.

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supersonic boom wrote:
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That's not my point. The fact is there are rules of where not to smoke, there are plenty of places where you can light up too. If I go to a place where I expect people to not be smoking then I don't expect to have cigarette smoke wafting around. If I go to a place where smoking is permitted then I expect to get the waft of cigarette smoke. The fact this park is a non smoking park isn't right as it is open air, but the rule has been made, therefore you as a smoker have a choice to either go there and refrain from smoking or go to another park and light up.
Is there anything wrong with this?
oh get over yourself....its only a cigarette, i dont smoke drugs so whats the big deal
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I grew up in a time when smoking was socially acceptable and actually promoted. Tobacco companies used to give servicemen free cigarettes and many television shows were sponsored by tobacco companies. It was a hard struggle for me to quit after many years of smoking but I still believe in letting adults make their own decisions. Banning outdoor smoking is taking things a bit too far. Too many non smokers have a self righteous attitude that does nothing to garner support for their cause.

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anyone who drives a motor vehicle with an internal combustion engine please stop posting anti-smoking comments NOW!
you are total hypocrites!
as an ex-smoker i would like to breath clean air and could if it was not for all you swine out there that drive carbon spewing death machines called cars!
so get off you high horse and come back when you don,t poison the air on a regular basis.
basically all your stupid arguments against smoking work against cars too.
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It appears Topix does not have a separate smoking board thread anymore. Anti Smokers were reduced to name calling in their posts due to ignorance of the fact SHS does not kill, plus numerous facts most of their points of interest were based on lies easily followed by the money interests. In reality one only has to consider a real fact, people the world over are living longer smokers among them. If you find yourself short on bucks get a grip on how the money gets juggled around and WHO benefits.
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Need A Light wrote:
It appears Topix does not have a separate smoking board thread anymore. Anti Smokers were reduced to name calling in their posts due to ignorance of the fact SHS does not kill, plus numerous facts most of their points of interest were based on lies easily followed by the money interests. In reality one only has to consider a real fact, people the world over are living longer smokers among them. If you find yourself short on bucks get a grip on how the money gets juggled around and WHO benefits.
Just another worthless opinion from a worthless drug addicted inbred canook idiot.
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King Jerry wrote:
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Just another worthless opinion from a worthless drug addicted inbred canook idiot.
Not opinion but fact.

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carlton15 wrote:
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oh get over yourself....its only a cigarette, i dont smoke drugs so whats the big deal
Congrats on not smoking drugs.

On the subject of smoking, why should I have to breathe your cigarette smoke in at a non smoking venue. If I wanted to do that I'd go to a smoking venue.

Now stop acting the victim and think about others once in a while.

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mikev483 wrote:
anyone who drives a motor vehicle with an internal combustion engine please stop posting anti-smoking comments NOW!
you are total hypocrites!
as an ex-smoker i would like to breath clean air and could if it was not for all you swine out there that drive carbon spewing death machines called cars!
so get off you high horse and come back when you don,t poison the air on a regular basis.
basically all your stupid arguments against smoking work against cars too.
I take it that means I have to stop flying as well?

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supersonic boom wrote:
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I take it that means I have to stop flying as well?
no it means stop the hypocrisy.

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supersonic boom wrote:
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Congrats on not smoking drugs.
On the subject of smoking, why should I have to breathe your cigarette smoke in at a non smoking venue. If I wanted to do that I'd go to a smoking venue.
Now stop acting the victim and think about others once in a while.
i should have to breathe you exhaust fumes as i walk down the street?
Now stop acting the victim and think about others once in a while.

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Peter wrote:
Its become part of Britain's democratic culture now, to govern by knee jerk reaction & political correctness, even if that leads to ludicrous laws, which it often does.
I was reprimanded last week, for having a cigarette on an open air rail platform, & advised i faced prosecution if i didnt put it out. Moments later, we were nearly all asphyixiated by diesel fumes as the train left the station.
When you smoke in the park, you are being insensitive to the Human Rights of the birds, squirrels, & tramps on benches, that have to breath in our pollution.
So i have a simple solution to this problem.
ALLOW SMOKING & BAN BREATHING. Problem solved.
electric choo choo puff puffs are the answer

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mikev483 wrote:
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i should have to breathe you exhaust fumes as i walk down the street?
Now stop acting the victim and think about others once in a while.
How do you travel around the country?

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supersonic boom wrote:
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How do you travel around the country?
in my car,but i do NOT then whine about someone having a smoke in public,that is my point.
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far out you guys make me laugh i used to smoke a pack a day now i use an electronic vaporiser i inhale about 1 - 2 mls a day of 24mg strenght nicotiene which cost me lol a whopping 3 dollars a week compared to 100 dollars a week plus also u eliminate the ailments and the big one for me tax bucks to the goverment they think that so many people r quitting they r fools

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mikev483 wrote:
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in my car,but i do NOT then whine about someone having a smoke in public,that is my point.
Neither do I Mike.
I don't drive where vehicles are banned and in the same way I don't expect people to smoke where smoking is banned. That is my point.
I have also said banning smoking outside in a park is wrong.

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