Correctional Services Canada now understands the importance of being earnest about second-hand smoke. CSC has been ordered to pay $5,000 in damages to a convicted murderer because he was exposed to second-hand smoke. In our society we treat prisoners as the scum of our civilization and yet we protect them from second-hand smoke, so why are so uncaring about non-prisoners? Maybe the best place for me to go to avoid the cancerous from ignorant-others is going to jail.
I really am disgusted by people that cannot make the connection that what they are doing is hurting another person. This is true for people that don't understand how their purchase of a shirt made in a sweatshop is actually supporting the sweatshop system. So of course, it bothers me when smokers say things like "you don't have to breath it" or "you can move."
Smokers also don't realize that the smell of a cigarette lingers on everything. It's really the static cling of scents. Even walking through a group of smokers outside a bar can ensure that upon waking you will smell like a smoker.
Smokers who smoke inside, wow! I know many many smokers that refuse to smoke inside because they don't like the smell. Do they fail to realize that they are carrying that smell around with them on their clothes? That the inside of their mouths taste like ashtrays?Some even go onto point out how unhealthy it is to smoke inside because the smoke lingers, do they forget that they are going out of their way to breathe it in?
When a smoker says "I hate that I can't smoke in a bar, if non-smokers don't like it they can just go to another bar!" That statement is usually followed by some exclamation of a "smoker's right." This argument for smoking really grinds my gears because people again forget that people have to breath in their smoke - most importantly the servers. Social and economic pressure may be placed on the server to service the "smoking room" despite the fact that the server may be a non-smoker. She has to physically suffer as a result of the "rights" of smokers.