Two Lungs Up

I wholeheartedly approve of the smoking ban passed yesterday, and I would like to officially applaud the city and the mayor for finally doing the right thing. For too long non-smokers have had no say in what they breathe in if they want to leave their house, meanwhile more progressive places such as New Jersey, Delaware, and New York realized previously what I’ve been saying for years.

Kudos Philadelphia. We have taken one more step toward being a legitimate first class city.
Now we just need to work on that “across the board” issue…

10 Comments so far

  1. Melyni (unregistered) on September 15th, 2006 @ 11:37 am

    I also am so happy about the ban. I wish it would apply to suburbs.

  2. jen (unregistered) on September 15th, 2006 @ 11:49 am

    i’m sure it won’t be terribly long before the suburbs, or even the state, follow suit. all i can say about the ban is: FINALLY! i just wish they were implementing it sooner than new year’s.

  3. Chris (unregistered) on September 15th, 2006 @ 2:00 pm

    All you hippy fruits worried about contracting the black lung disease. You’re more likely to die of something else on a daily basis but go ahead take away the rights of the bar and resturant owners, who cares.

    Don’t give me the argument that it protects the workers either thats a load of crap. You know the hazards of working in a bar or resturant when you sign up to work there. It’s just like being a crack dealer, you know the risks when you take the job.

    If you don’t like the smoke don’t go to that bar or resturant, oh but we don’t have to worry about that now because you whiny bags of hippy poo have taken the choice out of it. Why don’t you tell me I can’t eat my read meat directly off the fricking cow too. We all have a choice but you tree-huggers want everything decided for you. What’s next concentration camps for smokers?

    Oh and one more thing, how do you explain that dude down in Puerto Rico living to be 115 years old when he smoke for 70 years? Any answers on that one?

  4. brady (unregistered) on September 15th, 2006 @ 2:11 pm

    I’m just not buying your argument that cigarette smoke isn’t bad for you, Chris. That guy in Puerto Rico didn’t die because second hand smoke is more dangerous. But I’ll bet you he will die…probably any day now.

    Nobody ever – ever has the right to take away my right to not breathe their shit. I shouldn’t have to hide out in my house if I want to breathe fresh air. Smokers should have to hide out in their houses if they have to breathe dirty air.

  5. Chris (unregistered) on September 15th, 2006 @ 3:44 pm

    I’m not saying take away your right to not breathe their shit. What I am saying is that if a bar owner wants to allow smoking why can’t he or she? It’s their establshment, you are taking away their right to hide out in a place they own and operate. I’m not saying hide out in your house, I am saying don’t patronize places that allow smoking.

    Your argumant that you have to hide out in your house is a crock of crap. Their was no smoking ban when we were going out to the bars every Friday and Saturday night a few years ago yet you still went ou then, you didn’t hide out because there was some ass munches smoking. You’re going to come back and say you didn’t have a choice then but you did. There is no choice now, the lawmakers have decided for you. That’s where my point comes in.

    I was listening to the radio this morning (Preston and Steve) and 85% are in favor of the smoking ban. Great but you know what I would bet a good majority of those people were going to bars that allowed smoking beforehand. If enough of you tree hugging hippies banded together and said no we aren’t going to these bars and hit the owners where it hurts, in the bank roll, you would have most likely gotten the same result. Not 100% the same because some owners would still want to allow smoking but I would think it would have been at least 50-50 and then there would have been a legit choice for people.

    But now no choice. Because of you poo-eating, tree-hugging, fresh-air wanting, fruit job hippies I can not go to a bar anymore and come home smelling like an ash tray. I no longer have that choice.

    Side note: the old guy in Puerto Rico smoked for 70 years. None of his relatives died of lung cancer and I’m sure they were inhaling some of those “deadly” fumes over the course of those 70 years. But to each his own, everyone can use statistics to twist the facts in their favor.

  6. brady (unregistered) on September 15th, 2006 @ 3:52 pm

    1. They shouldn’t be allowed for much the same reason the bar owner isn’t allowed to pour bleach down your throat just because he feels like it…
    2. I chose not to hide out because my only option if I wanted to hang out with everybody was to breathe the shit in.
    3. Somehow I doubt nobody in that old guy’s family died.

    So no, nobody every had a choice except for the shitsmokers.

  7. brady (unregistered) on September 15th, 2006 @ 3:54 pm

    And if you don’t like it then it’s a good thing you don’t live in the city or for that matter venture into it more often.

    Because in Levittown you can put all the shit you want into your body.

  8. Anya (unregistered) on September 15th, 2006 @ 4:18 pm

    YES! now we can finally enjoy going out without cigarette butts falling in your drink and burning holes in your clothes. Why should I have to be robbed of air because some dumb ass wants to ruin his lungs

  9. salas (unregistered) on September 15th, 2006 @ 5:52 pm

    I think hookah bars should be allowed — less second-hand smoke escapes from hookahs since people suck it into their lungs first and then exhale it into the atmosphere, instead of their being an exposed smoking cigarette butt.

  10. Brandyn (unregistered) on September 15th, 2006 @ 7:06 pm

    Could someone please explain to me what enjoying a smoke-free environment has to do with one’s environment views or other social status? Just wondering.

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