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Posted by: FAIR NON-SMOKER | 2007/05/31

SMOKING BAN

I'm a non-smoker but all I can say to the proposed tightening up of restrictions for outdoor smokers is ..... well ..... pathetic!!

I know! Why don't we ban cars, deodorants, hairspray, paint (or anything else that gives off unhealthy fumes), braais, people who burn food and people who fart in public?

Am I getting my point across?

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Hey, good list! I'd be all for much greater control of all those items (why not - who wouldn't want to live in a less carcinogenic world??), but we have to start somewhere. And really tobacco smoke is an excellent one to tackle: it's devastatingly, unequivocally bad for us (worse than the fumes from all the other baddies you mention combined), and relatively straightforward to regulate... with everyone's co-operation.

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Posted by: John Smith | 2007/06/01

Kids running around peddling tik or stabbing/shooting each other at schools.Fathers being murdered in front of their kids, girls being gang raped, boys being sodomised. Unemployment, hunger, crime, travelgates, goverment officials, policeman, nurses, teachers on strike!!! Yet we worry about smoke wafting over a train platform!!!!!!!!!!!!! What's next, should we regulate the baked beans industry, or make people fart in a jar? Much ado about nothing again...

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Posted by: Sam | 2007/05/31

In this country, you can rape, murder, hijack do the most atrocious things to people and animals, but you cannot smoke. Come on, get your priorities straight!!!

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Posted by: kim | 2007/05/31

Yes, they should concentrate on the more important
problems this country has, i.e. poverty, unemployment, child-rape, murder, etc.

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Posted by: Cali | 2007/05/31

I agree. Also , while we're banning cigarettes, lets also ban alcohol - it does far worse damage to people. Never heard of a family being wiped out by someone smoking a cigarette.

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