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Smoking Around Kids Should Be Criminal

May 18, 2013

To The Reader’s Forum: With so many smoke free zones in this country, I think there should be more laws on the books regarding this, especially around kids....

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carlaw

May-18-13 5:34 AM

Agreed! Also people that you hire to work in your home or business shouldn't smoke unless given permission. Painters, plumbers, roofers and many others still think it's ok to smoke on the premises. I don't ask them back or refer them to others.

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brodys

May-18-13 5:59 AM

Better outlaw stupidity to.

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recycler

May-18-13 7:12 AM

Carlaw extend that to people like rental places, like Champion, whose delivery people have a tendency to smoke outside of a customers home. We renters, no matter if they own their homes or not are an extension of your business. They shouldn't even be allowed to smoke on anyone's property during regular business hours.

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Gemni5

May-18-13 7:44 AM

There has been proposed legislation for 2 or 3 years in NY concerning smoking in cars with children. It should be passed. I am a smoker....would NEVER smoke in a car with kids...or around them period. Very sad we have to legislate common sense.

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Gemni5

May-18-13 7:44 AM

There has been proposed legislation for 2 or 3 years in NY concerning smoking in cars with children. It should be passed. I am a smoker....would NEVER smoke in a car with kids...or around them period. Very sad we have to legislate common sense.

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PhD1960

May-18-13 8:14 AM

"Better outlaw stupidity to." TOO! Then there would be nobody in government, Brodys.

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duckster

May-18-13 9:13 AM

wtf

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Uncletim

May-18-13 11:31 AM

If you want to tell me what I can do and where I can do it you should have to support me I thought we were free to do what we wanted in the USA and not have our life dictated you must have voted for Obama I have worked yes smoking is bad and I do not smoke but I think we have had enuff of people telling us what we can and can not do in our homes our cares if you don't like it move STOP TELLING US WE CAN AND CAN'T DO I pay my taxes to be free not to have people tell me what I can do my mom and dad smoked in our car our house and I have no health proublums

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recycler

May-18-13 12:09 PM

Then with that in mind Lone, I guess it's all right to abuse children, maybe harbor three kidnapped women against their will? Sorry I believe if you want the right to smoke in your own "home" you need to "own" the home first and give up having kids.

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recycler

May-18-13 12:13 PM

We're good for denouncing regulations of any kind that provide better, safer, saner working conditions because they're infringing on our "rights". What about the "rights" of those who can't or choose not to smoke? I think it's pretty arrogant we have this kind of an attitude. If you want the right to smoke, why not YOU move to where are less restrictions and you can basically do as you please.

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recycler

May-18-13 12:17 PM

And "Uncletim", that's nice you may not have health problems, doesn't mean the rest of us don't. There are people who could eat a farms worth of animals and lots of fatty foods every day and metabolize it just well and not be fat and have no health problems. Your point?

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recycler

May-18-13 12:19 PM

I see things haven't really changed much, still name calling if we don't agree with one another. Didn't you just say to mind our own d* business and what you do in your home is your business?

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recycler

May-18-13 12:23 PM

Speaking of common sense, you do have people coming out of places like retailers who sit on the benches and light up without even having the decency to ask if it bothers others who sit in the general vicinity.

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recycler

May-18-13 12:36 PM

Really? The owners of Tops, Wegmans, Wal Mart, here in Chautauqua county? Not necessarily the owners, they're rental properties like any other one. And I am talking about the knuckleheads who come out or go proceed to go into these stores with cigarettes in tow, already lit. Would I give up my rights? How do you know I haven't given up any of my rights already? I do it every time someone lights up and flares up my asthma.

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recycler

May-18-13 12:40 PM

And just out of curiosity how many names do you have on here? One agree on several posts and 2 for mine, just looks a little suspect

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MacKenzie

May-18-13 12:54 PM

This letter is a colossal example of ignorance and lack of common sense. Let me say right up front, smoking is a dirty, smelly habit. If you are so stupid that you don't know enough not to smoke around your children, you shouldn't have children! But, smoking around your children a crime? Ludicrous. Who would enforce this? The police? People don't like getting stopped for a traffic violation, imagine the outrage because you "lit up" in your car with your children. What if you light up in your home? Search warrants? Based on what? The smell of tobacco smoke. And, arrest them for what? Smoking a legal substance that is NOT a mind altering drug.

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MacKenzie

May-18-13 1:00 PM

The police, child protective services, social services and all the other government enforcement agencies are already overburdened with very serious cases involving what some parents do to their children and around their children. Why is it that some of you think that the government should outlaw things you are against? I think the government should make it a crime to ask the government for more inane laws!

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MacKenzie

May-18-13 1:05 PM

FYI- not one illness has been linked to second hand smoke. If you ban second hand smoke, you will have to ban barbecue fires and camp fires.

How do those who denounce cigarette smoking, approve of pot smoking?Isn't there second hand smoke involved in pot smoking? Isn't it just as dirty and stinky as cigarette smoking? And, which one alters your mind? Which one is classified as a hallucinogen? Which one is classified as a central nervous system stimulant? Just asking.

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MacKenzie

May-18-13 1:08 PM

Recycler, if you are so against smoking, why don't you move to a country where the government controls your every move - try North Korea, Venezuela, Cuba, (forget Cuba, they make cigars and smoking them is probably legal there).

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MacKenzie

May-18-13 1:10 PM

brodys, PhD1960 and duckster - I agree!

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Uncletim

May-18-13 1:22 PM

My point is we are free people to do as we PLESE my mother and dad are gone imm a grown man and do not need people telling what I can and can not do in my life I fought for this contury to be free I don't need a big brother holding my hand smoking is not a crime it's a choice in America we have a choice let us make it not our government or outher people if you want outher people making them for you that's fine but don't make them for me

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Uncletim

May-18-13 1:25 PM

My point is we are free people to do as we PLESE my mother and dad are gone imm a grown man and do not need people telling what I can and can not do in my life I fought for this contury to be free I don't need a big brother holding my hand smoking is not a crime it's a choice in America we have a choice let us make it not our government or outher people if you want outher people making them for you that's fine but don't make them for me

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recycler

May-18-13 2:16 PM

Lol Mackenzie, you're contradicting the norm here. I thought that our government was controlling our every move and not so lax regulations on everything else.

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recycler

May-18-13 2:18 PM

And Loner my agrees were more spread but thanks.

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recycler

May-18-13 2:22 PM

Seriously Mack, how many carcinogens are in a barbecue/camp fire compared to cigarette smoking? So you're saying that even though it causes cancer in those who smoke, it won't in people who don't but breathe it in anyways?

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