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its not illegal to smoke under 16 atm, its just illegal to buy or buy for a 16 year old
why treat tabacco like other drugs and make it illegal, if anything it will make things worse
How would it make things worse, if it were more difficult to obtain cigarettes, less people would smoke, the health of the nation improves it is qute obvious.
The age to but cigarettes should be raised by 1 year every year
This would put an end to smoking (apart from those who would do it illegally of course), thouh it would take some time..........
I can't remember where I saw it but I think it has been documented that the public smoking ban in ireland has noticeably reduced the number of smokers.
It really is rather obvious that making something more difficult to do will reduce the number of people who do it.......
What makes you so sure that telling people how dangerous it is has no impact by the way? I thought that smoking had become far less popular in the last couple of decades, has better health information not contributed to this?
surely someone can smoke in their houses? non?
i agree about affecting other people, so not allowing it in enclosed spaces, but not an all out ban, thats just stupid
The day smoking is banned outright I will take up the habit.
There cannot be any objection to smoking in open areas. Whatsoever.
Cars might be needed... by few- let's be clear about that.
Your totalitarian views Toadborg are really quite disgusting. Smoking; like abortion, use of alcohol and many other things is an individual choice. A ban on smoking would be a deep intrusion on the liberty of millions of people. And a compulsory smoking ban in enclosed spaces is an invasive infringement of the liberty of pub and restaurant owners to run their business as they see fit. Anybody that favours outside smoking bans meanwhile is truly pathetic. (Unwanted noise pollution is surely far more irritating to users of a park or beach anyway than a little cigarette smoke). Anti-smoking totalitarians really need to get a life.
Don't give me this bullshit, we have had these threads before and i don't really want to start a whole one again.
Safe to say that knowing your views that we should have tough controls on immigration your outrage at 'removing peoples liberties' sounds like hypocritical wank.............
At first I didn't like the idea of a smoking ban in pubs but I think it's great. You smoke less and when you're outside you get to talk to lots of strangers, and you can chat up ladies better when you're in niteclubs.
Forcing indoor public places to provide smoke-free accomodation is entirely right.
Outright bans, even for places which can provide separated accomodation, is wrong.
I'm all for banning smoking in pubs if they cannot provide smoking rooms, but if they provide separate smoking rooms then that is the end of the matter as far as I care.
Outside bans are wrong.