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In this day and age, smoking becomes common things for the people. They always smoke without concern about the surroundings. Some people thought smoking can liberate their tension and can relax their mind. How about the nonsmoker?

Are they can release their tension too, or they will get the secondhand smoke? Actually, smoking can give lots of negative effects for the smoker and the secondhand smoker. Smoking can harm our bodies in many ways, but it is especially harmful to the lungs of a person with asthmas. Tobacco smoke is a powerful trigger of asthma symptoms. That is why I am extremely agreed that, smoking should be banned in the public places so that the nonsmoker will live in the pink of health. Below are reasons why smoking should be banned in public places.

Usually, smokings are allowed at the sideways, restaurant and also at the community centers. These places have many people including the children. Let says, there is a smoker at those places; automatically the people surroundings will be the secondhand smoker. Usually, people don’t smoke because they understand the danger of smoking. But, what we worried about is the secondhand smoker. It is because the secondhand smoke may be the main factor in causing to a number of health problems. Mostly, the secondhand smoke will irritate our lungs and it also can reduce the oxygen in our blood.

Furthermore, the secondhand smoke can harm the cardiovascular system of nonsmokers in many ways. For one thing, it causes coronary heart disease, such as a heart attack. It also can damage blood vessels. The secondhand smokes also will effects for the other people especially the children. The effects are worst during the child’s first five years, since the child may spend the size of that time with smoking parents. The secondhand smoke will disturb the child physical and cognitive development.

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Then, how to protect the nonsmoker from get the secondhand smoke? Of course the banning smoking in public places is the best ideas, but it is not easy to execute. The government must do lots of things such as to determine what public places will be smoke-free. It is depends on recommendations of the people. However there are several ideas for the nonsmoker to avoid them from the secondhand smoke. Firstly, they must always take the `nonsmoking` option that is available. Today many restaurants have nonsmoking sections and the hotel offer nonsmoking rooms and floors. Furthermore, at the office, you can ask the smokers if they would not smoke around you. You also can use a fan and open the window to keep the air moving. But, the best way is not smoke. If the smoker concern about the other people health, they are not smoking at such places. The government also should make a campaign to avoid people from smoking. It is very important to expose about the danger of smoking for public.

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  1. alex

    On May 1, 2007 at 2:22 pm

    i agree, my dad used to smoke. ariana is right it was preaty biased.

  2. Steph

    On May 2, 2007 at 3:13 pm

    I actually really liked it; smoking is disgusting and should be banned.

  3. sophie

    On May 3, 2007 at 7:19 am

    i agree, smoking should be banned..

  4. Ephraim

    On May 7, 2007 at 6:26 am

    i am a non-smoker and i agree totally with what you say but even the smoker has his rights to somke and so what are the places where he can smoke. i am working on a project so there must be a balance between the pros and cons of smoking. we must alvays remember that the world isn’t all ours, even smokers have rights to there life like non-smokers so we must also cooperate with them to have a better life for the both of us.

  5. nayie4hope

    On May 7, 2007 at 6:40 am

    thanks for your comment..i agree with you..smokers should know where there could smoke and where the couldn’t smoke…but in public place there could effect the non-smoker and the people surrounding them..they should choose the better place than public places to smoke

  6. Angel lover 4eva

    On May 8, 2007 at 10:16 am


  7. BoBoMan

    On May 8, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    I TOTALLY AGREE!!!!!!!!!!!! NO MORE SMOKING!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Manxx

    On May 9, 2007 at 8:56 am


  9. Onxt

    On May 11, 2007 at 12:34 am

    I agree with you..start ban smoking right now!!

  10. some guy

    On May 16, 2007 at 11:07 am

    I think this really boils down to the rights of the individual versus the rights of society. Does the individual get to have control over if they can smoke, or can we ban it for the good of society? Modern society seems to be leaning towards the rights of the individual; that is, we are allowing smokers to smoke. Also, would banning smoking really be a solution? In the US, underage drinking is obviously illegal. The meer fact that it is illegal is making the problem even worse. If the world compares drinking in the US to drinking in other countries, it will realize that the drinking problem in US is much more severe. So, will placing a ban on smoking reduce the problem or encourage it?

    By the way, watch out for grammar errors in your article…

  11. smoker anonymous

    On May 16, 2007 at 12:32 pm

    I think on the case of smoking, for the most part society rules, out of respect for the non-smoker it should at least be limited to ones own house, banning completely would be a little harsh, though it IS a bad habit to start. Smoking in public however is already banned in most of my city and it has helped our communities be cleaner. I personally am working on quitting smoking, so I support a PUBLIC ban on smoking but in ones own home, it should still be their choice

  12. The Jason

    On May 16, 2007 at 5:44 pm

    I agree with you everyway, your article will have good information for my debate on smokers on a different forum.

  13. az1

    On May 16, 2007 at 7:30 pm

    in their own home the could smoke if he/she live alone..But what about the other residents that life together with them..their own family, friends

  14. Anonymous

    On May 16, 2007 at 8:07 pm

    A person,smoker or not, should have sense and respect enough not to expose friends and family to smokers

  15. Anonymous

    On May 17, 2007 at 2:50 am

    Very informative article, if only it weren’t filled with generalised personal views and grammatical errors. Do you have any idea what it is about?
    Please discuss.

  16. some guy

    On May 17, 2007 at 11:24 am

    I’m going to probably the the only person here against a ban on public smoking, but I would like to make a point. As both are bad habits, let’s compare smoking to drinking as I did above. The age limit on alcohol has really caused a sort of insentive for underage drinkers, who have a slight thrill because they are breaking the law. Compare this scenario to European nations and tell me if limiting the age on alcohol has really been effective or not. Now, let’s look at some history. During the prohibition in the 1920s, alcohol was completely banned. The result? Drinking became rampant among many people. It was smuggled in, people drank them at secret bars, and many kept and drank it at their homes. I am not by any means advocating smoking, but I am simply stating that banning smoking may not actually be the most effective path to a smoking-free world.

  17. unknown

    On May 18, 2007 at 7:28 am

    so..what your suggestion about that, some guy

  18. donat_q8

    On May 18, 2007 at 1:14 pm

    I agree with you, smoking should be banned

  19. Anger

    On May 18, 2007 at 10:50 pm

    Smoking in front of non-smoker should be stopped!!!

  20. armin

    On May 19, 2007 at 11:16 am

    i fully agree with that. smoking should be banned

  21. random smoker

    On May 21, 2007 at 9:42 am

    As well as non-smokers, smokers have a right to live how ever they please, its a special privaledge we get as Americans. The way i look at it is that smokers should be able to smoke freely, and non-smokers should be able to breath freely without the hastle of trying to get away from, or just dealing with the cigarette smoke. So instead of completely banning it,which is a bit harsh if i might say, smoking should be kept to distinct areas. That way if a non-smoker is bothered by the smoke, they can move away from the it. Thus everyone is satisfied and happy. If people could learn to just compromise with each other, then America, along with the rest of the world, would be in alot better shape. PeAcE&LoVe

  22. shortydave

    On May 21, 2007 at 4:09 pm

    There needs to be restrictions on smoking but I dont think it should get out of hand. I’m allergic to cigarette smoke (and didnt find out until I was 12) and my entire family used to smoke. This has caused some asthma problems with me, but still, personally I have no problem with a smoking and a non-smoking section as long as they are completely walled off from eachother. This way, I can breathe clean air and smokers can smoke, making everyone happy. The only problem with this is the amount of money it takes for the construction of the wall and different ventilation systems. The government should pass a law making this construction necessary, but at the same time they should give some kind of assistance to build the needed upgrades so small buisnesses will be able to afford this.

  23. Denan

    On May 26, 2007 at 12:28 am

    I don’t think that is the excellent idea.

  24. Miguel

    On May 30, 2007 at 7:53 pm

    I think all forms of drug abuse (i.e. Drinking, smoking, shooting, etc.) should be made ILLEGAL. By saying it’s okay to smoke, they’re saying that it is okay to kill yourself. We may have an overpopulatoin problem but come on. As for my technical evaluation of the article, I would say to edit it and remove the grammatical errors. Over all, it was very good and informative. Thanks for posting. : )

  25. ???

    On June 4, 2007 at 7:39 pm

    Errr..Miguel are you serious??

  26. ???

    On June 4, 2007 at 7:41 pm

    Errr..Miguel are you serious??

  27. ???

    On June 4, 2007 at 7:46 pm

    Errr..Miguel are you serious??

  28. sary

    On June 7, 2007 at 1:15 am

    i really really hate people who do not care about the others when they are smoking !!!!

  29. ???

    On June 7, 2007 at 5:44 am

    I agree with Sary..They(smokers) should think the others feeling when they smoke in from of them..

  30. Eric

    On June 15, 2007 at 7:57 am

    Actually, more and more smokers already realize that they should quit smoking. However, they fail to quit.

    Non-smokers should help them.

    Here’s how to do that…..

  31. T-Rose

    On July 2, 2007 at 2:35 pm

    Maybe I’m the first to say this, maybe not: You can’t just expect a person to STOP smoking. I’m a nonsmoker, but listen to me when I say that not everyone has the strength to stop smoking. Smoking is an ADDICTION and we all know that it takes an addict not only time, but you need to know that a good, strong, stable mind is needed as well. that is y very few people are unable to go ‘cold turkey’. so, i have to say that, yes, it’s unfair to have to deal with the smoker clogging up YOUR lungs, but do keep in mind that maybe they just can’t help that addiction. just don’t forget that it’s an addiction. i do agree with some of ur viewpoints otherwise. and mind you, imnot saying that it is completely acceptable for a smoker to smoke in a crowded area of nonsmokers. im saying that it all boils down to everyone, smokers and nonsmokers, being mature and understanding of one another.

  32. jewel

    On July 12, 2007 at 6:55 pm

    The united states is the land of the free and smokers have the same rights as non smokers and no one should judge anyone for the way they live their lives. Prostitution, drugs and alcohol and many more things are illegal but people do illegal things everyday but your not hounding them. Why don’t people just walk the other way if someone is smoking they have the right to do what they want with their lives. They aren’t pushing a cigarette into your mouth and making you puff!!

  33. Dave

    On July 23, 2007 at 12:15 pm

    Right on jewel! I’m sick of these whiners everywhere who want the whole world to cater to them. These wimps would never have made it in the 70s and 80s, when I remember you could smoke just about everywhere, especially malls.

    If store owners thought that their business would do better being completely smoke-free, then they can do that of their own volition. Why do we need laws to force these owners to kick the smokers out? If there were such a demand for smoke-free places, then market forces would force businesses that allowed smoking out of business. Of course, us smokers (there are a LOT of us) WANT to be able to smoke inside and not be banished from enjoying the food, music, etc. inside. That is why market forces have not forced smoke-friendly places out of business. No one is forcing the smoke-free pansies to patronize all establishments. If people are too full of themselves to demand that others cater to them as opposed to just leaving and finding another place that does cater to them, or at least go to the friggin’ non-smoking section, then they are nothing but bigots.

    MARKET FORCES determine rules regarding smoking. We don’t need the govt to push us smokers out just because a bunch of wussies can’t handle the real world.

  34. the student

    On July 25, 2007 at 8:42 am

    As some guy posted earlier about the prohibiton acts on banning alcohol in the mid 1900’s led to an increase in crime. This is when mobs started and gangs came around because the smuggling of the alcohol. The underground networks and the organization of crime grew and grew. Who knows what would happen if smoking was banned throughtout the U.S. Im not saying im a pro-smoker but it can not be banned from the U.S. Its just a ludacris idea.

  35. student

    On August 23, 2007 at 8:43 am

    I am a smoker. I agree with the fact that some smokers are not concerned when it comes to smoking around children or non-smokers. But if you want for cleaner air not only are you going to have to ban smoking your going to have to ban cars. You think that will go over? Smoking is an addiction, I have tried for 5 years to quit but I can never get the will power to do it. Any other smoker out there will tell you it becomes your way of life. In conclusion, you make a good point but banning smoking all together would never happen, not only do so many people do it but the government makes way to much money off of it.

  36. shashi

    On August 26, 2007 at 9:45 am

    ya i too agree that smoking shud b banned wat i feel is abt the innocent youngsters who r very much influenced by seeing the smokers lik even they feel dat we shud try it once n they do the same as a result becom used to it n put others as wel as their parents who make such a big dream towards their children.

  37. Who ask you!

    On August 31, 2007 at 2:07 pm

    Maybe we should ban complaining from the non-smokers (aka crybabies) and then we will think about banning smoking!

  38. Who ask you!

    On August 31, 2007 at 2:07 pm

    Maybe we should ban complaining from the non-smokers (aka crybabies) and then we will think about banning smoking!

  39. chris

    On September 3, 2007 at 4:12 am

    everybody is responsible for his own health

  40. fancia

    On September 3, 2007 at 10:06 am

    well, I personally do not care if the smokers choose the place where they are allowed to smoke. However, I do very100x hate the smokers if they still boldly smoke even if there are ‘no-smoking’ signs in front of their eyes.

  41. Rex

    On September 4, 2007 at 11:32 am

    I’ve always wondered the point of smoking in the first place. Aside from a sense of “coolness” (which is shallow, to say the least) there seems to be nothing but negatives to the act.

  42. yyyy

    On September 4, 2007 at 4:26 pm


  43. Lesherak

    On September 4, 2007 at 4:36 pm

    Should smoking be banned? I say no. I think that a ban on smoking will take away one’s personal rights, and many of you seem to feel that the majority rules. However if we ban smoking today many people will rejoice, they got what they wanted. This may lead to other things being banned though. Right now for instance there is a movement in the US to regulate what you can wear in public, what you can say in public, and what you can do in public. Many of you will probably feel that smoking is completely seperate due to the fact that it has been touted as having harmful effects both to the smoker and those in the general vicinity. This may be true, however I know of only one medical report to claim second hand smoke has harmful effects and a US district court said that it came to the predetermind conclusion of those results and that the evidence didn’t support the claim. The issue of smoking should not be determined by one’s preference of the issue. The pros and cons should be carefully examined before such a desicion is made for society as a whole. I feel to do other wise will bring about simillar situations that were seen during prohibition when alchohol was banned because people didn’t like it. We must also consider the smokers when we think about banning smoking. Many of you have stated that laws lean more twords the rights of the smoker, I do not see that where I live. My state passed what is called a clean air act which prohibits a smoker from smoking inside a public building or with in 15 feet of a public entrance. They have also just passed a law stating that smoking in public places altogether is banned. I feel that a business owner should have the right to descide for themselves if smoking should be allowed in their establishment say for instance a bar. If the bar owner wants people not to smoke in their bar then that is their right to say so. We shouldn’t force the establishment to conform to what we want. If we do so then we have infringed on their right to sell to those that they chose. Now staying on the bars if the smoker has to go all the way home from the bar to smoke we’ll also be increasing the likelyhood that someone will drive while intoxicated which is worse than smokeing in my opinion. If an establishment allows smoking and you dislike it then go to some place that doesn’t allow it and if the buisness loses enough buisness due to the smoking issue then odds are they will change their policy. This would be much better than forcing them to do so. To force the issue will create civil unrest because no one likes to have the ideals of others forced upon them. I will not force you to think and act the way I think you should so no one should force me to conform to their ideals aswell. We should tolerate one another and not try to force our wills on those that do things we dislike. If we allow one personal freedom to disappear today then tomorrow we may lose them all.

  44. charles

    On September 4, 2007 at 6:07 pm

    i dont smoke

  45. charles

    On September 4, 2007 at 6:08 pm

    but banning doesn’t sound good at all…

  46. Elektra

    On September 5, 2007 at 5:58 am

    well, smoking isn’t good, but we must also understand those who smoke. Not just ban them.

  47. lala

    On September 11, 2007 at 11:15 pm

    yea.. agreed

  48. toni

    On September 14, 2007 at 6:26 pm

    i agree

  49. tiqs

    On September 15, 2007 at 10:12 pm

    i agree

  50. kenb2000

    On September 19, 2007 at 11:25 pm

    I can care less about someone else smoking… but second hand smoke is the real problem here and thats the reason I hate people who smoke in public places. Bungee jump, drag race, do whatever the hell u want, but don’t take me with u.

  51. some other guy

    On September 20, 2007 at 8:27 pm

    don’t really know if complete ban is necessary or not.

  52. student

    On September 21, 2007 at 11:17 am

    i agree

  53. non-student

    On September 22, 2007 at 12:53 pm


  54. docter doom

    On September 26, 2007 at 9:18 pm

    hummm -_-a

  55. student

    On September 28, 2007 at 10:58 am

    i completely agree. i dont think we need a complete ban, smoking in your own home is fine. just not at public places, like the mall, restaurants or around school buildings or events.

  56. kid

    On September 28, 2007 at 2:11 pm

    I think people who smoke in public are inconciderate to the others around them. Smoke somewhere else…not in our face.

  57. nice 1

    On October 1, 2007 at 3:58 pm


  58. foshizle my nizzle

    On October 10, 2007 at 8:38 pm

    sup yall!

  59. Baby Girl

    On October 13, 2007 at 1:06 pm

    I believe that smoking is a big issue, especially when it comes to our kids because our kids see this and think it’s ok to do it when you get older or even some kids start doing at a very young age.

  60. alex

    On October 17, 2007 at 9:56 am

    hyi blyat kyrit eto zaebtso idite ve vse nahye i v pezdy zakri ebalnik kto bydit sasat hyi segodnya vecherom Ya

  61. kos

    On October 17, 2007 at 9:57 am

    da ti dalbaob ebani chtob u tebia sin radilsia s malochnim eblishem:)

  62. 'rama

    On October 18, 2007 at 6:26 am

    i think you should all stop whinging and ust move away from people when theyre smokkingelkngf;worngfwig

  63. pfft

    On October 18, 2007 at 1:38 pm

    wtf..y did i gt linked 2 here..i was lookin 4 sumtin else..pfft..

  64. some kid

    On October 22, 2007 at 8:36 am

    i don’t agree with this nonsense… i completely AGREE, i hate somknig and it absolutely should be banned in pubic places!!

  65. some kid

    On October 22, 2007 at 8:37 am

    i don’t agree with this nonsense… i completely AGREE, i hate smoking and it absolutely should be banned in public places!! xD

  66. shick fwuk

    On November 1, 2007 at 11:52 am

    i believe that smoking is HORRIBLE!!!!

    Naughty Naughty Naughty…

    I love cameron………. tanner

  67. shcik flawss

    On November 1, 2007 at 12:00 pm

    i think that smoking is a really bad thing. and that people that do it are just really low in self esteem or that people just get pressured into it. i think that we need to abandion smoking from the states for good. we may not ntice it but this thing is killing so many americans and we cant even tell. we’re loosing loved ones and friends that we shouldn’t be loosing. so i personally think that we should abandion this for good!! this would help many people. and the ones that are addictted will not like this fer a while but after a while they will soon be thankful that we did this for them and notice that we do care! we want to help them not torcher them like they think we would be doing!! =]

  68. IcyCucky

    On November 1, 2007 at 7:25 pm

    Since you asked for my opinion, I think the choice is up to the individual, and its their right. However, smokers should be considerate toward other people around them, especially children.

    Great article.

  69. sissy

    On November 3, 2007 at 5:44 am

    i am young but…the fact that everybody can light a ciggaret in a publi place…really gets on my nerves….people….this way the freedom of non smokers is being restricted……it should be banned..

  70. a chick

    On November 6, 2007 at 8:45 am

    right now there are restrants that have a smoking section and a non-smoking section this is the best way to do things everywhere. If the smokers smoke on there side away from the non-smaokers than no one would have a problem.

  71. a dude

    On November 6, 2007 at 8:50 am

    yeah i agree with the chick and i also agree with #23 smokers do have a right. smokers are dumb but thay have a right and also comprimising would be the best way to go.

  72. steven

    On November 7, 2007 at 12:20 pm

    i agree no more smoking in public places because people who have asthma is really botherd and i have asthma

  73. hahaha

    On November 7, 2007 at 12:21 pm

    are you a kid steven

  74. steven

    On November 7, 2007 at 12:22 pm

    yes i’m ten

  75. steven

    On November 7, 2007 at 12:45 pm

    not im 16

  76. yes/no

    On November 8, 2007 at 12:12 pm

    i agree with #79

  77. ddd

    On November 9, 2007 at 11:00 am

    i like pizza

  78. Jane

    On November 9, 2007 at 7:11 pm

    Smoking can kill you and everyone eles around you so stop smiking and don’t let any one around you get bad lungs just like you!

  79. Dani-boy

    On November 9, 2007 at 7:12 pm

    I love pizza and pie!

    Peace Out! Keep it real.

    G2G Dani-boy

  80. 4827

    On November 10, 2007 at 3:21 am

    STOP SMOKING! Because people around you have to put up with it. So stop smoking, wait its not my life that going down! Think about what you are doing to your life. LOSER!

  81. Anonymous

    On November 10, 2007 at 3:29 am


  82. LOSER

    On November 10, 2007 at 8:55 pm

    Yeah! Why don’t we just make all harmful acts illegal and inconsiderate behavior punished severely on the spot. While we’re at it, let’s make females past puberty cover themselves from head to toe so that I won’t be aroused. Now that’s the kinda place I’d like to live!

  83. someone

    On November 12, 2007 at 9:30 am

    let them smoke if they wanna

  84. puetterschmidt

    On November 12, 2007 at 4:46 pm

    This is a very important issue and now I am writing a mediation paper on this issue in order help smokers and non-smokers come to a compromise. When I am finished I will post it and I would like to see the reactions of what people think.

  85. Anonymous

    On November 12, 2007 at 9:34 pm

    ok all of you about the smoking and non-smoking in resterants, even though there on different sides of the building……the smoke still makes its way over to the non-smoking side…. and the non-smokers shouldnt have to inhale the smokers-smoke!! think about it for a second this is stupid we shouldnt have to pay for other peoples actions, and by us inhaling there smoke there are doin just has much damage to us as there doing to there self so they need to get help or just not smoke because m tried of killing my lungs over other peoples stupidity

  86. marK.

    On November 12, 2007 at 9:34 pm

    ok all of you about the smoking and non-smoking in resterants, even though there on different sides of the building……the smoke still makes its way over to the non-smoking side…. and the non-smokers shouldnt have to inhale the smokers-smoke!! think about it for a second this is stupid we shouldnt have to pay for other peoples actions, and by us inhaling there smoke there are doin just has much damage to us as there doing to there self so they need to get help or just not smoke because m tried of killing my lungs over other peoples stupidity

  87. 1-small-figure

    On November 12, 2007 at 9:49 pm

    smoking stunts your growth

  88. omg

    On November 13, 2007 at 12:28 pm

    i like pizza and pie too
    go # 83

  89. f@cked by your mom

    On November 13, 2007 at 12:36 pm

    we had fun

  90. Jenna

    On November 13, 2007 at 4:58 pm


  91. your mom

    On November 14, 2007 at 8:27 pm

    dont ban it.

  92. you daddddayyy

    On November 14, 2007 at 8:28 pm

    mmmmmm tobaccccooo ((((((=

  93. yourrrrrr teeenage sister

    On November 14, 2007 at 8:30 pm

    ohhhhhh well sorry ive been pressured in, but now i regrett it.
    no more!

  94. babyyy ))=

    On November 14, 2007 at 8:34 pm

    smoking has hurt my lungs, and damages me.
    bann it please, i want to at least live up to 20.

  95. Loser up above me.

    On November 14, 2007 at 8:36 pm

    you are an idiot that has no life to right 5 freakn comments like that wow. get a life, and obvviously please get mature, this is a website not a web to make fun, navie put hard work into this and you dont even appreciate it, wow ur cool, not.

  96. ayyyyy lloserrrr above mee

    On November 14, 2007 at 8:38 pm

    ok if i have no life then why would u take the time to read this???????

    ohhh, thats right you have no life eitherr ahahahaahahha

    OOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHh, you just got dissseddd

  97. melissa b

    On November 15, 2007 at 12:06 pm


  98. Some one special

    On November 16, 2007 at 7:46 am

    I am a very young. I live with my mom, she smokes. I don’t like to be home with my mom she is awlays smoking. I hate being around it. I may get grounded from not being home but it’s my only way out of death, or cancer. Please STOP THE SMOKING!!!

  99. khez

    On November 23, 2007 at 7:15 pm

    Thanks for the info! This helped my write my persuasive essay. And plus, I absolutely agree. Smoking shouldnt be allowed in public places. MAybe we can find a spot for smokers to smoke?
    But still, it shouldnt be allowed. It just gives you severe health problems. So, Stop Smoking!

  100. kecb

    On November 26, 2007 at 8:31 pm

    I absolutely agree with a ban in public places! Yes it is an addiction, however there is no need to expose the non-smokers whom choose to not inhale the harmful toxins cigarette smoking leaves lingering in the air. You can’t tell me that a smoker can’t wait a lousy hour to hour in a half of dining out not to smoke Give a break! Do it at home or in your car. Don’t expose non-smokers to health issues that we are choosing to prevent in the first place.

  101. kecb

    On November 26, 2007 at 8:51 pm

    I am not saying that smokers should quit smoking, this is America land of the free. All I am saying is keep it to themselves don’t expose us non-smokers. The smoking ban wants to do is protect our health.

  102. c dizzle

    On November 27, 2007 at 10:27 am

    i agree

  103. cody

    On November 27, 2007 at 10:28 am

    italy rules

  104. J-Fai

    On November 28, 2007 at 10:50 am

    i agree fully with your opinion!!!

  105. public smoking researcher

    On November 29, 2007 at 1:37 pm

    This is to some guy may 17, 2007:
    Your comparison to drinking and smoking doesn’t really make sense OR apply to this situation. Drinking alcahol doesn’t hurt OTHER PEOPLE!!! smoking does. Inhaling the second hand smoke harms other people’s health. Also, I find smoking rude and repulsive.

    I completely agree with the author of this article. Smoking doesn’t make any sense. Honestly, If you need a place to find comfort or relaxation, HECK! take a bath! eat some chocolate! Get exercise! do SOMETHING that doesn’t put toxic materials into your body.

    Banning smoking is a pretty drastic idea, but if it would work, it would be amazing.

  106. RB

    On November 29, 2007 at 3:05 pm

    Smoking itself should be banned. It stinks all the way around. People who smoke stink. From their breath to their clothes, they just smell bad. And their teeth and tongue are rotten. It gets in their clothes and their hair. Not to mention their voice….Smoking over a period of time cause the voice to dry up and sound like a dying crypt keeper. Smokers effect everyone around them. If they want to die, stay home and smoke and kill yourself that way. Don’t force the entire world to die just because you want to die. Smokers have a choice to smoke or not to smoke. Non smokers have no choice but to endure the smoke.

  107. RB

    On November 29, 2007 at 3:09 pm

    Who is the person that said “Drinking alcahol doesn’t hurt OTHER PEOPLE!!!” Where are you from? Read the paper and see how many people die from drunk drivers each and every month. Drinking alchol does hurt other people. It does more than hurt them……..It kills them.

  108. T

    On November 29, 2007 at 9:43 pm

    Why is it that people are trying so hard to ban smoking in public? Why isn’t anyone trying to ban drinking in public places? Ok so you don’t want people to smoke around you but you don’t have a problem with somone drinking and maybe getting in a car and killing you? People are actually trying to ban smoking in bars!!! That’s like saying its ok to drink and destroy your liver or get drunk and get in a car, but it’s not ok to smoke. If the people in bars where worried about their health then I don’t think they’d be in a bar in the first place!!!!

  109. CC

    On December 3, 2007 at 6:10 am

    I smoke, but I agree with the ban of smoking in public places. I can’t wait to see what they blame next for the health problems that are currently blamed on smoking. I figure this will get them about 20 more years of not having to do anything about the toxins spewed into the air by politicians’ big business buddies or about the fact that the American medical money machine uses the government to threaten doctors who tell people what’s really wrong with them. I used to have health problems. One of the benefits of having a foreign doctor was learning that I was dehydrated. I re-hydrated and have been drinking water and eating unprocessed sea salt ever since, and despite the fact that I still smoke, I’m fine. Even so, I agree 100%, smoking stinks.

  110. CC

    On December 3, 2007 at 6:17 am

    I should probably explain: Why do I smoke if it stinks? I smoke to keep from screaming. Ozone takes care of the smoking stink but nothing seems to help with the putrid smell of ignorance and self-righteousness.

  111. dude

    On December 3, 2007 at 8:37 pm

    people who smoke are stupid

  112. CC

    On December 4, 2007 at 4:55 am

    That wasn’t me. But it’s always disconcerting to find that anti-smoker people have the same temperament and character traits as a Rush Limbaugh or a Pat Robertson.

  113. Cole Johns

    On December 5, 2007 at 12:08 pm

    cole johns

  114. GGCCRR

    On December 5, 2007 at 6:08 pm


  115. active man

    On December 5, 2007 at 8:53 pm

    i cant believe how disgusting it is in thie first place and y someone would like to inhale so many drugs into the body! first it has tar which can stop your lungs from functioning and your heart. your heart controls your blood flow and makes the body keep moving. and second hand smoking is even worse. I wonder if the people who buy their cigarrettes even consider how others will feel while they smoke? i guessing not at all. thats why smoking can be stopped in little by little ways such as taking it out of public eateries. with taking a stand against this, dont go in at it alone. have others help u along the way.

  116. someone

    On December 7, 2007 at 9:56 am

    smoking is bad and pointlessssss…okay bye

  117. lola

    On December 7, 2007 at 9:57 am

    i agrre smoking is a horrible thing to do and no one should smoke because of the things is causes…and the ocsts of it.

  118. erynn

    On December 7, 2007 at 9:58 am


  119. stephen lemke

    On December 7, 2007 at 2:54 pm

    i like to kumm all over the place

  120. Random

    On December 12, 2007 at 2:36 pm

    As much as I agree that smoking is a horriable habit and does lead to many deaths, we do live in America. We have the right to smoke. Like the article stated, there are ways around getting second hand smoke. I am not saying I agree to smoking in public places, but just like SomeGuy said, banning it completely wouldn’t solve the problem. Kids under 21 still drink, get their stomache pumped, and few die due to drinking. Just becuase they are underage doesn’t mean they wont do it, and just because smoking is banned doesn’t mean people will stop doing it. It will always be a problem in the world, and banning it completely wont just stop it.

  121. sum1 random

    On December 14, 2007 at 7:21 am

    i agree with this article almost 100%. but people who do smoke, should think about other people b4 they do.

  122. care

    On December 14, 2007 at 9:01 am

  123. sum1 random

    On December 17, 2007 at 2:06 pm

    ok….? care, wtf is that 4??

  124. sum1 random

    On December 17, 2007 at 2:08 pm

    i needed 2 do a report on this subject, nd this totally helped me out. nd i mostly agree with this article. nd also, where i live, smoking is banned in restrants.(luckely)

  125. random

    On December 17, 2007 at 9:08 pm

    i want to live until i’m at least 80..
    and with secondhand smoke..

  126. sum1 random

    On December 18, 2007 at 10:08 am

    THAT IS SOOO TRUE!!!! i want 2 live a long life as well, but with people smoking around us, that deffinatly aint gonna happen!

  127. sum1 random

    On December 18, 2007 at 10:09 am

    ooops. >.< thats wat i ment ^_^

  128. sum1 random

    On December 20, 2007 at 6:47 am

    fernado cameron aiala, well, smoking shouldn’t b permited everywhere, just sum places. cause smoking in certain places may make something bad happen. IM JUST SAYING. ^^

  129. digger

    On December 28, 2007 at 4:35 am

  130. bob

    On January 4, 2008 at 9:16 am

    i like to ride my bike in fresh air. i like eggs too. i am my anti drug! Why smoke cigs when you can toke some weed?

  131. meagan

    On January 7, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    toke some weed? some of us have a drug problem and are trying to better ourselves BOB. keepyour tokes to yourself.

  132. chica209

    On January 9, 2008 at 8:24 pm


  133. student!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    On January 9, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    stop smokin ppl it iz so bad and u can die think bout ur family frends and gurlfrends or boyfrends………………plz…………………….STOPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP…………………………U R HURTIN UR SELF………OKAY GET THE POINT……………IM TELIN U.!!!

  134. MEGAN

    On January 10, 2008 at 8:07 am

    i love you all.

  135. heather

    On January 10, 2008 at 8:07 am


  136. MEGAN

    On January 10, 2008 at 8:07 am

    okay heather!!

    lets =]

  137. heather

    On January 10, 2008 at 8:08 am

    oh yes!
    your it!
    i go run now!

  138. MEGAN

    On January 10, 2008 at 8:08 am






  139. heather

    On January 10, 2008 at 8:09 am

    you cheat gurl!
    but yeah w.e.

    so howz your sex life?

  140. MEGAN

    On January 10, 2008 at 8:09 am

    haha =]

    well the sex life
    pretty crappy


  141. MEGAN

    On January 10, 2008 at 8:10 am

    ahh sweet deal

    you have the life sista

  142. heather

    On January 10, 2008 at 8:12 am

    oh ik!
    but so how iz you n your drug dealing?

  143. MEGAN

    On January 10, 2008 at 8:12 am

    well buisness is low these days
    but it shud get better

    hey heather, we shud meet up!

  144. heather

    On January 10, 2008 at 8:13 am

    im sry hunny!
    but yeah when n where

    r we gonna eat pie?

  145. MEGAN

    On January 10, 2008 at 8:14 am

    well soon fo sho


    we are totally gonna eat pie

    with lots of whip cream ;]

  146. heather

    On January 10, 2008 at 8:15 am

    oh dang you made me happy
    i liked peed myself!

  147. MEGAN

    On January 10, 2008 at 8:17 am

    =] danggg girl, this chat is getting hawt

    lol..yes all the major fruits and toppings.

  148. heather

    On January 10, 2008 at 8:18 am

    oh yes this is one hawt topic!

    so yeah what type of pie?

  149. MEGAN

    On January 10, 2008 at 8:19 am

    =] chyeeaaaaa

    hm..well i like pumpkinnn


  150. heather

    On January 10, 2008 at 8:20 am

    yes pumpkin!
    yummy in my tummy baby!

  151. bernie

    On January 10, 2008 at 8:22 am

    megan sounds hot

  152. betsy

    On January 10, 2008 at 8:22 am

    oh heather n megan
    seem so kool
    i love them!
    oh yes
    i want both of them!
    oh baby!

  153. aaron

    On January 10, 2008 at 8:23 am

    im a pimp!
    megan n heather r my hoes!

  154. smoker.

    On January 10, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    i love smoking and i shouldnt have to go outside to have a square. its fricken cold out there!! how about the people who are bothered wait outside while i smoke!!

  155. heather

    On January 11, 2008 at 7:45 am

    meagn i lover you!

  156. bobalu

    On January 14, 2008 at 7:50 am

    megan sounds like a sexi beast!
    oh yes baby!

  157. woohooMF

    On January 15, 2008 at 9:03 am

    both of u sound hott

  158. thebest person ever!

    On January 16, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    ok all of u ppl who think smoking is horrible, well think if u people wern’t aloud to use your cellphones except for in designated areas… Yea that would suck, well that is exactly how the smokers feel. yea im 15 and im doing a project about this. So any1 here who disagrees is just wrong, because if u think about it, you can move yourself out of the legal aged smokers breathing space. so stop being so lazy and just take a few steps to the side. Dang America is getting lazy…….

  159. annoyed!

    On January 17, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    these peeps who write these comments are immature and stupid for writing junk on here so get a life and think about someone else for a change. smoking is a joke. its a nasty habit just like picking your nose. So wake up and smell the coffee. smoking kills the smoker and the non smoker breathing it. they are committing suicide and murder all at the same time. so why should i let a smoker slowly kill me? how stupid is that? smoking is a problem – its about time we do something about it. so stop using this comments thing as a chat room, how lame can you be?

  160. someone

    On January 21, 2008 at 10:25 am

    serouisly…people are you people are dumb and imature..!!!
    but i think that smoking should not be banned…people go crazy when they dont have a smoke,..i know how people feel when they need one..but yehh..i thinkk about people its juss sometimes other people should get what we want…

  161. someone

    On January 21, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    should get what they want…*******

  162. ayten

    On January 22, 2008 at 4:33 am

    i totally agree that smoking should be banned in public places

  163. the guy that goes to wangenheim middle school and lives in San Diego California

    On January 24, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    “Smoking should be banned!” woot woot :] =] xD T_T >.<
    BTW… USERS ARE FOR LOSERS. NO offense to smokers though…..
    It causes many diseases

  164. jerry

    On January 25, 2008 at 11:40 am

    smoking is for losers, come on people

  165. ?:)

    On January 27, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    i am not a smoker but i think that people should have the right to choose if they want to smoke or not. but for the non-smokers i understand you dont want to be eating and have to sit there and smell cigarette smoke. but for the non-smokers who work at a bar and are tired of coming home smelling like a ashtray then dont go to the bar. even if that is your partime job. get another one. yes smoking should be banned from public places but not in bars. at least let the smokers have a place to go and enjoy their time and be able to smoke.

  166. Katie

    On January 27, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    i agree with the comment above me

  167. Fat cat

    On January 28, 2008 at 11:28 am

    So do I, I also agree with the commet above. I do think it should be banned from public places.

  168. reema

    On January 29, 2008 at 9:21 am

    I agree that smoking should be banned.since iam a misocapnist i will agree to bann smoking in public places.

  169. Ryan Christain

    On January 29, 2008 at 9:41 am

    I really agree with banning of smokeing in public places becuse second hand smoke hurts my little baby lungs.

  170. hey

    On January 29, 2008 at 10:01 am

    who invented the cigarette?

  171. Hippi Hillary

    On January 29, 2008 at 10:02 am

    peace love and happiness!

  172. Kierra Hughes

    On January 29, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    writing to thebest person ever! who wrote on Jan 16, 2008.

    okay, this article is on smoking, not cell phones. cell phones are annoying, not dangerous. smoking is the 2nd leading cause of death. my whole step side of my family smokes and they are in horrible condition. my little brother isnt even aloud to be around my grandfather becuase he has asthma from my step dad growing up around my grandfather smoking. not only does he smoke, but he has diabetes. and with him paying the prices for ciggarettes, he cant afford to buy his medication. so if smoking was cut out of public life, he wouldnt go through as many ciggarettes a day, leading up to him saving money so he can buy his medicene. also, smoking in restaurants is rude. the smoke can change the taste of your food. and being enclosed in a small space can add to the dangers of second hand smoke. smoking may be unhealthy to those who choose to do it, however, they have filters on the end of the ciggarettes. the pple around them do not. meaning the chemicals are not filtered out before they are added into the air we breath which goes into our lungs and decays them. so, next time you choose to say that
    America is getting lazy, think about it more. because a person can be five yards away from the deadly chemicals and still inhale it. plus, smoking and talking on a cell phone in someone’s home or even in a restaurant relate. because both are asked to go outside.

    ya, im 13 and doing a school project. so next time you choose to insult those who are smart about their health and choose not to smoke, look into it more. because all in all, you’re the lazy one.


  173. why should i tell you?

    On January 31, 2008 at 8:52 am

    ok, smoking is plain stupid. duh, whoever invented it, must have been playing a practical joke. they must have been,
    he he he, “Uh…smoke this!” he he he.
    “ok, but whats in it?”
    “I dont know….but its got a….smooth taste!?” he he he.

    see what i mean? so get real…smoking is a joke….and its just plain nasty…and its stupid….so get a life, for all you smokers out there. the problem with our society is that we’ve just accepted it, like its perfectly normal, but since when is sucking in chemicals day in and day out perfectly normal?

    smokers….get a clue!

  174. Linnay

    On January 31, 2008 at 8:56 am

    love the lord your God with all your heart, with all soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.
    God doesn’t want us harming our bodies, bodies he made perfect in the image of him, smoking is just one of the ways our society has conformed into harming our bodies. So dont destroy the temple God has made for you, but take care of it and doing this will glorify him.

  175. mr2 owner

    On January 31, 2008 at 9:44 am

    ok to #165. wow ur 15 right ok so what ur saying is i should haft to move every time i dont want to be around ciggarette smoke. how is that right, and by the way you cant compare smoking to cell phones. using a cell phone isn’t going to hurt you, but if u smoke around me im going to inhale second hand smoke which causes lung cancer and emphysema. im not sure what amendment it is but it states that your rights end where my rights begin. so you might have the right to smoke where ever you want to but not when it hurts my health. plus being only 15 why are you smoking anyway?? I know its your choice but have u looked at all of the statistics, all your doing is killing yourself for nothing. To top it off smoking is so expensive, that money could be going to something useful for yourself. Its not about being lazy, your invading my rights end of story.

  176. seth

    On February 2, 2008 at 12:52 am

    wow..this article amazing…not only the article but also the all commenter give a great idea and thought about smoking..ok guys thanks.. peace :)


    On February 2, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    “Are they can release their tension too, or they will get the secondhand smoke?”

    In regards to the first sentence in the article, what is “Are they can”?

  178. annonomous

    On February 3, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    I dont think smoking should be banned in public places,smokers have rights too,if smoking is gonna be banned in public places than cigarettes shouldnt be sold any more,and thats not gonna happen its a free world and i say smoke where you want if someone doesnt like it than i guess they will either have to move away from you or deal with it, one of the two choices will work

  179. mary

    On February 4, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    i think that people should not smoke because it can cause long cancer and it can cause bad breath…and bad teeth….smocking can become a habbit……

  180. YEEE

    On February 5, 2008 at 8:13 am

    i agree wit you, bbby

    smoke smoke smoke! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

  181. SEXxxxDRUGS

    On February 5, 2008 at 8:14 am

    what do u smoke out of !?

  182. lulu

    On February 5, 2008 at 11:35 am


  183. hehehe

    On February 12, 2008 at 10:46 am

    my little brother died from second hand smoke..thanks for bringing it up…i think im gonna go kill myself now..have a nice day..i sure wont

  184. addicts are creeeeeeps

    On February 14, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    wow, that hehehe person is rather positive. i just wanted to let all of you addicts know that i am very soary for you. all of your lives suck… a lot. and actually to be quite frank, i hope that you all die. because it all that you deserve since you are killing innocent people with second-hand smoke. bye.

  185. fdfgdhgfdgfdgfdh

    On February 15, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    smoking is gross

  186. teetee

    On February 16, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    I hate that my mom smokes but she’s trying to stop and if she does than she will live longer

  187. JenJen

    On February 28, 2008 at 10:15 am

    i totaly agree with #198…smokers dnt realize the harm they are doing to themselves as well as people around them…its a proven fact that among infants up to 18 months of age get bronchitis and pneumonia each year…THATS A SHAME!!!. I dnt know if its possible to completly ban smoking…but all i want is for smorkers to respect the people around them…i hate when smokers blow that nasty smoke in your face just beacause they think they have the right!!1

  188. elison britt

    On February 29, 2008 at 11:58 am

    i think smoking is very NOT good for you at all


    On February 29, 2008 at 3:56 pm


  190. one

    On March 1, 2008 at 11:04 am

    smoke as long as you not hurt others.

  191. marnelli silot

    On March 5, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    i love smoking, .there4 i disagree!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  192. your mom

    On March 6, 2008 at 8:20 am

    quit smoking people!!! aint cool

  193. hahahahaha

    On March 6, 2008 at 8:24 am

    haha this guy above me is cool

  194. ShortOne

    On March 11, 2008 at 10:55 am

    I totally agree that smoking should be banned. But I need someone that thinks the opposite for a school project. If anyone is willing to help let me know. Thanks!

  195. non-smoker(:

    On March 12, 2008 at 10:45 am

    smoking is so sick.
    i dont know why anyone would want to start.
    its a HUGE turn off for me.
    i dont understand why someone would waste away their life,
    to something that is their own fault.

  196. non-smoker(:

    On March 12, 2008 at 10:58 am

    smoking is so sick.
    i dont know why anyone would want to start.
    its a HUGE turn off for me.
    i dont understand why someone would waste away their life,
    to something that is their own fault.

  197. meg

    On March 13, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    i completely agree if your gonna smoke u shouldnt do it where other people who dont smoke are cause it will affect them and its just rude the odds of some people

  198. another guy

    On March 16, 2008 at 8:20 am

  199. Calvin

    On March 16, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    Smoking really gives you heart attacks!

  200. Alex

    On March 19, 2008 at 10:21 am

    people who smoke know the effects and this article isn’t gunna make them think any differently of it.

  201. smoking should be banned

    On March 24, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    smoking should be banned in Public Places. like maybe school yard or recenters. Kids should not be punished by the smell of smoking. It doesn’t just effect the smoker but the people around him/her. It SHOULD be BANNED

  202. carrie

    On March 26, 2008 at 11:30 am

    id ban smoking too my relatives smoke iv never smoked anything and smoking has killed alot of my family so yeah your totally write

  203. *tina*

    On March 26, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    thx everyone this really helped for my eng. project..smoking shouldn’t be banned cuz evry one has the rite to live their own life in this country as the first amendment states. i do agree dat there should be some limitations to it for non smokers..but i truely believe dat smoking should be allowed at bars,clubs and etc.

  204. yo

    On March 27, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    smoking should be banned!!

  205. yo yo

    On March 27, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    hello! fgygfyfgryghjvhjfnvjnerunvunejnruinbukkkkkdjfkdjfjdkfjdkfjkdjfkdjfkdjfkjdkfjdkjfkdjkjfkdjfkjdkfjkf…

    O ya! and smoking should be banned because it kills you

  206. heather

    On April 3, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    omfg i love how people called us immature!
    omfg you look so hott in that blue hoddie oh baby baby!
    id tap that and i bet jeff would 2!!

  207. n/a

    On April 4, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    the bottom line is that smoking around other people is killing them………..theres no if and or buts. your hurting people on mater what when you smoke around them. its a given fact. so your choice to back yourself up is to say you have rights and freedom? but it was really your choice to start smoking in the first place……. hmmmm. doesnt sound right to me ????

  208. n/a

    On April 4, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    the bottom line is that smoking around other people is killing them………..theres no if and or buts. your hurting people no mater what when you smoke around them. its a given fact. so your choice to back yourself up is to say you have rights and freedom? but it was really your choice to start smoking in the first place……. hmmmm. doesnt sound right to me ????

  209. marjohan

    On April 5, 2008 at 4:20 am

    I really dislike smoking
    but it is not my right to ask other to stop smoking


  210. jose jomo

    On April 7, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    smoking sucks, i hate to smoke. why do people smoke

  211. NONE

    On April 14, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    smoking is bad! NO MORE SMOKING!!!!!

  212. :)

    On April 15, 2008 at 11:29 am

    I am a non smoker and I believe that smoking should be banned from public places. Smoking is rude and harms others. Just because you want to harm yourself doesn’t mean you should take everyone else down with you. Get over yourself and stop being so selfish. Smoke outside; its not going to kill you. Smoking will :)

  213. Mi

    On April 15, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    First off, this article has a lot of grammatical errors. It is harmful to the brain to read such dribble. A second thing, the reasonings are sound, but what about other harmful substances? Alcohol, guns, nuclear weapons, lighters, etc., hurt people. Why shouldn’t any of those things be banned. Smoking around children, the elderly, and those with pulmonary conditions should not be allowed, I agree. That being said, children, the elderly, and those with pulmonary conditions aren’t the only ones living in this world. The do not own the streets or the sidewalk. Considerations and compromise has to be made for everyone. Saying that a smoker should not smoke in public places because of people with asthma is like saying pollen shouldn’t grow because of people with allergies. Seriously, how likely is that to happen? Smoking is a choice an individual makes for himself/herself. No one, children, elderly, or otherwise, can impede their decision on that person.

  214. Andrian

    On April 16, 2008 at 6:27 am

    grammatical errors not a problem as long as the message that the author want to sent is making sense./.I agree with you..Smoking should be banned in public places..

  215. Mat

    On April 18, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    here the solution on smoking in public places

    Using smoking shelters:-)

  216. random girl

    On April 22, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    WOW i never knew so many things that could happen to a secondhand smoker. i knew about how bad for you it is but even worse for a little kid. your guys amaze me. thank you.

  217. Phat_Kat2010

    On April 23, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    I have to write a paper on what people should do about people smoking in public. I just dont know how to start off with the first paragraph.

  218. nycole

    On April 24, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    my name is nycole and i am a high schol student
    i apreciate public smoking i think that it is wrong to be alowed to smoke in public areas. now im not saying ban smoking all the way just limit it sio that we all can live healthy if we choose

  219. powersmoke

    On April 25, 2008 at 9:22 am

    non smoker will die fast and faster then smokers…

  220. gordo

    On April 25, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    let every one kick ruts who cares

  221. unknown

    On April 26, 2008 at 8:11 am

    i agree with the author there are something we should do about this issue….banning is the last choice but i worth to do that for everyone benefits

  222. huh?

    On April 29, 2008 at 8:23 am

    u guy are lame. just let the government take our freedom away =]
    it easy for them to do it anyway haha

  223. Anonymous

    On April 29, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Having liberty is one thing, and using that liberty to kill oneself, as I see it, is totally wrong. I know it is a challenge for hardcore smokers to quit, but it is the only way to be healthy. I believe that the government should give free courses and/or aid to help stop smokers from smoking. And maybe also some non-smoker tax benefits, to encourage people to stop smoking.

  224. Mahmuda Jahan

    On April 30, 2008 at 12:43 am

    You have to think about your child’s future. If you want to raise your child in a smoke-free enviroment, you have to quit your smoke habit.

  225. OMG

    On May 1, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    OMG… :P over 241 comments on this issue…Smoking issues never end…believe me, drug issues also never end..people keep doing that because everything in this world has its pros and cons

  226. DJMax money

    On May 3, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    I agree with you all the way

  227. maryam khan

    On May 5, 2008 at 6:30 am

    i thing smoking is not good its damage your life and the lips is even black. i thing its disgusting

  228. YO MAMMA

    On May 5, 2008 at 11:59 am

    stop smoking momma it can hurt you badly and i dont want you to die :[[

  229. justt a girl

    On May 6, 2008 at 9:03 am

    I think there are bigger problems in any country than smoking,first of all you complain about people who smoke saying that they polute the air around you but you don’t complain or raise yor voice about dangerous gasses from cars,industries,…smoking, by all means, is a bad habit but all of you non-smokers are too judging and before-let’s call it a law- about banning smoking in public places nobody really complained but now everybody has to say something about it…you should be ashamed of your hypocrisy.I come from a small and not so rich country in Europe,hearing people argue about it makes me angry and sad at the same time cause we have much bigger problems-for example our bad politics,high prices,low standards,many people with no job….etc.I think everybody here should realize that the government doesn’t give a damn about your health and that everything is connected with digusting politics and mafia.This is a great example of human stupidity,think about it people,think about things that REALLY MATTER

  230. flygirl13

    On May 7, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    I think that both the smoker and the non-smoker need to be respectful of one another. However, recent scientific evidence has shown that separating non-smokers from smokers (like in a restaurant) or ventilating the area cannot keep non-smokers from being exposed to secondhand smoke. A few years ago I was in a restaurant and some people were smoking and my face puffed up and got all red. I was so embarrassed that I hid in the bathroom for 20 minutes. I’m not saying that people should be forced to quit smoking all together, I mean, I understand that they’re addicted. But a lot of the time it feels like they’re imposing that addiction upon the non-smokers. The shortest exposure to secondhand smoke can cause massive health damage.

  231. rob

    On May 9, 2008 at 9:49 am

    smokng sould be bannded in publc places forever

  232. rob

    On May 9, 2008 at 9:51 am

    smoking is for losers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  233. rob

    On May 9, 2008 at 9:53 am

    People who smoke are wasting there life.

  234. Dr. Mildred Bertha

    On May 9, 2008 at 10:00 am

    First of all,nayie4hope, please learn how to write. Secondly, all of you that commented saying second-hand smoke is not harmful are COMPLETELY WRONG!! Second-hand smoke has been classified as a known cause of cancer in humans by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Second-hand smoke causes approximately 50,000 deaths of non-smokers every year.
    There’s no risk-free level of exposure to second-hand smoke.
    For future reference, before you ever post anything on the internet again, make sure you educate youself first!
    Dr. Mildred Bertha

  235. Dr. Mildred Bertha is very dumb and uneducated

    On May 9, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    I definitely do not agree //

  236. urmila

    On May 11, 2008 at 7:29 am

    You are right Dr. Mildred Bertha….i totally agree with you

  237. rockirl

    On May 11, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    I agree totally on this subject smoking can reduce your life and can kill you and even children I belive it is wrong and they should ban it for good why would someone want to waste there life or die for something stupid. non smokers are a good influence on children and children should learn form all of them and stop people who smoke and they should not smoke!!!!!!

  238. some dude

    On May 12, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    wtf is this, linked somwhere weird lololololololololololololololololololololololollllllllllooooooooooooool

  239. Master Chief

    On May 12, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    hello i am master chief lololololol halo 3 rocks
    smoking sucks hahahahahahahahahahahahaha lololololollo
    machinima utube very funny

    vid: master chief sucks at halo

  240. mildred bertha is a fckn degenarate

    On May 12, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    get a life. pe0ple can sae waht th3y w@nt how tha3 want

  241. arby

    On May 12, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    hell0 chief
    heard u didnt h@ng out w/ rocky no m0ar y??

  242. arby

    On May 12, 2008 at 6:45 pm


  243. some dude, master chief, mildred bertha is a fckn degenerate, arby, rocky and to the dude above me are the same person

    On May 12, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    some one write someting

  244. the same dude above

    On May 12, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    n00bs lololololol hahahahhahahahahahahahahahahaha master chief sucks at halo

  245. ssfsf

    On May 13, 2008 at 2:25 am

    Smoking is bad and it is bad for the health system OK
    who is in control that product and who benifets the most from it. the government taxes 47% for the sell of tobacoo. that is 47 cent out of every doller spent on “tobacoo” that is the real world. there are people who get billions of dollers doing stuff like that (politics babe)

  246. suzie

    On May 19, 2008 at 4:28 pm



    On May 20, 2008 at 3:14 pm


  248. greg and pete

    On May 23, 2008 at 8:04 am

    lol stop smoking ppl !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!lol

  249. bob

    On May 23, 2008 at 8:08 am


  250. a.h

    On May 24, 2008 at 8:27 am

    for evryone please,i want you to give me one reason at least abouy this topic (should not smoking in public places)

  251. selina

    On May 27, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    yeah i feel that smoking should be banned because it makes your breath stank it also harms your personally,i don’t want to be around someone whose breath smells like old raw onions

  252. Alex

    On May 27, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    The smokers right to smoke ends where any other non-smoker, or I, begin.

  253. Semido

    On June 3, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    smoke is not good?

  254. CANT

    On June 10, 2008 at 11:28 am

    Smoking should be banned.

  255. Mat

    On June 13, 2008 at 7:32 am

    smoking issues

  256. jordan

    On June 19, 2008 at 1:46 am

    yea alk sure wuteva

  257. jason

    On July 7, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    what about when im in the non smoking section in a resterant an my baby is next to me inhaling the smoke that is coming over from the smoking section is that fare

  258. Kelly

    On July 7, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    Second hand smoke caused my grandfather to get lung cancer and lost his battle to it in December of 2008. He never smoked his entire life. I agree with Jason Just because your in the non-smoking section doesn’t mean your not still breating in the smoke.

  259. Eric

    On July 8, 2008 at 11:56 am

    In my opinion smokers are people who are mentally weak and are paying for their slow death and/or somebody elses. There is nothing good about smoking. Some of the things that defines smokers:
    * bad breath
    * yellow teeth
    * smelly clothes
    * more colds and coughs
    * difficulty keeping up with friends when playing sports
    * empty wallet — cigarettes and tobacco products are
    very expensive!

  260. Oliver Khan

    On July 12, 2008 at 3:19 am

    Hello all of you I am Oliver Khan. I read this interesting article and learned that I hsould not smoke. You folks, do not smoke in public places!!!

  261. Imran Hussain (hyderabad)

    On July 14, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    I greed the above matter is true soooooooo…….smokers after reading this try u r best to quit smoking..

    life is devine gift of god no body has the right to take away what he has given..but the person who smoke he himself is the looser for is life..

    so realise this and quit smoking…

  262. hannah 696969696969

    On July 17, 2008 at 8:33 am

    i think smoking should not be ban. i think it shouldnt be ban becuase the smokers should be able to live their own lives and not have to be told about the desicions that they make. they arnt your problems theyr theirs.

  263. mahesh

    On July 19, 2008 at 9:33 am would be better to make smoking illegal public plase

  264. mahesh

    On July 26, 2008 at 6:52 am

    yes make it

  265. megan sweet pie

    On August 13, 2008 at 2:22 am

    oh,thanks heather i relly love to sex you can we do tonight?!………. oh please i just wanna taste ur hottest sex…….

  266. G dog, yo

    On August 14, 2008 at 4:04 am

    SMOKING SHOULD BE BAND EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! who eva smokes is gay and should stop, plus it kills u. why do people smoke anyway????????????? its stupid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    the government should ban smoking everywhere so we can relax without that rank smoke smell. if u choose to smoke, u choose to destroy otherpeoples lives coz passive smokin is worse.

  267. freya

    On August 31, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    why do people always argue on such little things….
    stupid kids

  268. u guys nd 2 gt a lyf

    On August 31, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    basicly ma name says it al.
    its someones choice 2 smoke, thn so be it.
    lev the pepl alone
    we al gota die oneday….

  269. Julieeeeee

    On September 5, 2008 at 4:27 am

    The guy who said imagine if cell phones were banned in public and stuff like that. You are totally wrong! Cell phones don’t put other people’s lives at risk unlike secondhand smoke! Have you thought of other people? Like the pregnant women? And such you children out at the public areas?

  270. fluffy

    On September 5, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    I’m a smoker, I feel that my rights are being infringed upon. How about the business owners of the bars and rest. that put in the smoking sections (all enclosed) which cost a pretty bundle and then the city of Ft. Wayne put in a no smoking ban for public places. That’s wrong. They can have places outside, but what happens in the winter? Where are are rights then?

  271. Iby anabana

    On September 6, 2008 at 12:25 am

    i think that tomorow when the Prime Minister of Australia wakes up, he should make up his mind that SMOKING SHOUD DEFINITLY BE BANNED 4EVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! how will he make sure it happens? he’ll just make it a law that EVERY SINGLE TINY SPOT OF DUST IN AUSTRALIA WILL BE SMOKE FREE!!!!
    and he’ll stop ALL cigarete companies from manufacturing. THAT IS WHAT SHOULD DEFINETLY HAPPEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  272. darwan ramesh

    On September 8, 2008 at 4:07 am

    i agree with you . smoking without the concern of the others s really illegal.

  273. just a kid

    On September 10, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    smoking is horrible! why do smokers insist on killing public people? it does kill people you know. heart failures. i know alot of people who have died from this bad habit.

  274. Carolyn

    On September 12, 2008 at 9:03 am

    Well, all the bad publicity of the wrongs and rights of the smokers! It is all another political correct state, oh we are acustomed to it? Smoking, drinking, both of which are killers, have tax stamped on them. It is a national piggy bank for the smokers to damage their health and others around them. Smoking apparently is the most slowest suicide of all but it legall! And drink they have 24hours opening now, yeah, whoopie to the young binge drinkers lets help everyone die and as a result legalise it all, thanks to the government the freedom of which we have either as a smoker or drinker it lines the governments pockets. Get a grip all you who do that self harming, live life or die.

  275. Liane Schmidt

    On September 12, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    I am glad you wrote this article. I really want smoking to be banned as well.

    I don’t think it’s fair for another person to engage in an activity that can be harmful to another person who did not choose to smoke. It’s one thing, for example, for someone to drink, the reason drinking and driving is illegal is because you can potentially harm another person in the process… this logic needs to be applied to smoking as well.

    For example, sitting in an outdoor public place where there is fresh air is something we all deserve and yet if one person starts smoking it ruins it for everyone and places each person in a toxic atmosphere. No one has the right to put your health in danger – no one.

    Great article.

    Best wishes.


    -Liane Schmidt.

  276. TerryBlack Sr.

    On September 14, 2008 at 6:38 am

    What gives you the right to tell anyone what they can or cannot do? I smoked for 34 yrs, I enjoyed the satisfaction of smoking but not the coughing & hacking and quit in ‘92. But nowhere does this give me the right to tell you not to smoke. If you and Government are sooo adamant on banning smoking why not get together and force the tobacco industry to STOP putting their “secret recipe” into cigarettes. What’s that you say? secret recipe? Yes folks the tobacco industry puts a various voriety of 600+ chemicals INCLUDING extra nicotine into those nasty ciggies. Studies have shown they nicotine addiction is about as bad as heroin. Now if you want the Government to help you put the squeeze on the tobacco barons you will have to pay them more than the tobacco lobbiests are paying them. If you succeed in this endevore and that is an astronomical “IF” you will save thousands of lives. Why? because if there isn’t any habit forming drugs in ciggies why smoke? If anyone wants to debate my facts, I’m on yahoo at Mastertlb. Thanx for reading

  277. Elizabeth

    On September 15, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Dear Mr. Typo,

    I suggest you learn how to write properly before you start handing out advice.

    Here are just a few to boot….

    1. Are they can release their tension too, or they will get the secondhand smoke?

    2. Usually, smokings are allowed at the sideways, restaurant and also at the community centers. These places have many people including the children.

    3. In the summary, I have used the technical vocabulary and long sentences because I think this sound more impressive and effective. (Great Job!)

    4. When the smoker read about this summary, they will feel guilty and want to stop from smoking at all.

  278. Smoking yes or no?

    On September 19, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Well, you have to look at the cons of this idea as well, for example… If people are banned from smoking in public, then they will feel a need to smoke more often than they normally would and it will be done in their home. This particuarly matters when there are children in the home, because they are not old enough to decide whether or not to go to a place with second hand smoke. Another con is that a ban will drive many people out of business; not just tobaco companies. People who profit off off businesses and services targeted towards smokers will suffer since smokers will be less likely to come. The biggest con is that IF IF IF you even manage to pass this law, it is imposible to enforce completely. Particuarly small businesses will let it slide and individuals would not report occurances of smoking to authorities. I mean, COME ON, if you saw your friend smoking would you turn them in to the cops to get finned or worse! Society agrees that it is fine for individuals to hurt themselves to a certain extent as long as they do not hurt others. If smoking is this bad then why not ban fast food? It kills people right? As you can see this proposal has a long way to go before passing a ban can even be considered.

  279. Don't smoke

    On September 21, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    dont smoke

  280. #283 by , Sep 21, 2008

    On September 21, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    smoking is bad

  281. Nesha

    On September 24, 2008 at 1:27 am

    I do think that smoking should be banned in public places because it\’s not fair for us non smokers to have to inhale the smokers\’ nasty smoke. If they want to smoke, that\’s their choice, and I don\’t really care. But it becomes a problem when you\’re destroying the health of innocnent people around you. Smoke if you want to, but have a little respect, and don\’t make the non smokers suffer because of your addiction. You chose to smoke, we didn\’t. And we shouldn\’t have to pay for it.

  282. flower

    On September 24, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    people who smoke hav there rights

  283. samantha

    On September 24, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    if u smoke it is bad and u should stop but they have rights to smoke any where they want so let them be deal with it!!!!!!!!!!!

  284. sup

    On September 24, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!stop !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!smoking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  285. samantha

    On September 24, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    my mom smokes so i must be crazy but i am fine with it. so leave them alone. they have just as must rights as u do.

  286. Billy_bob_joe_dude

    On September 24, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Smoking is like totally bad for you. DON’T DO IT! It like totally can kill you so DON’T DO YO!

  287. bob

    On September 24, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    Smoking should be band from all public places. It harms all the nonsmokers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    DON’T SMOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  288. sammie

    On September 24, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    stop it will kill u smoking is bad 4 u and the person who breaths it so quit

  289. samantha

    On September 24, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    im straight

  290. junk yard dog

    On September 24, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    smokeing is wrong DUDE so only do it if your old like 100-200 and poor and single and also very stupid.

  291. molly

    On September 24, 2008 at 12:42 pm


  292. Billy_bob_joe_dude

    On September 24, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    I like potatoes. they are awesome. now i will type randow sentences! yo yo yo smokin is bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  293. soccer babe

    On September 24, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    you need to stop your kids will die from 2 hand smoke bad bad baad stop stop stop smoking

  294. Rene

    On October 1, 2008 at 10:34 am

    i agree make it

  295. ss

    On October 3, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    India banned smoking in public places from 2nd October 2008.

    Will be a success story for our health minister? Surely no, as people are not going to quit smoking from a law which enforced on them. Better to ban cigarette manufacturing or impose high tax to make smoke costly. This law will help policemen to find another way to hack money from smokers.
    What happened to the law, to prohibit tobacco product like pan masala and guka? Still we can see chains of these products are hanging in shops. Can’t government force this law first then go for another?
    Many state government had done this, but we can see many people still enjoying the smoke.. So let us wait for 1 or 2 months to see how far this new rule will run successfully.
    Government is trying to get money from two sources, tax from companies who manufacture the cigarettes (it is one of the high volume tax income) and penalty from smokers. On way this helps our police to earn much more from street. Now they are getting money from riders who are not wearing helmet and people who sell things on the platform. Let policemen enjoy the new income.
    No government has guts to stop cigarettes production. No rule can restrict people not to smoke inside houses, this is not valid point and against constitution.

  296. Matt

    On October 6, 2008 at 9:10 am

    This article was so poorly written i couldn’t even finish reading it. If you want to get your point across try learning how to write first.

  297. carell

    On October 8, 2008 at 11:42 am

    man that is so not kool i hope to never smok in my years of living you feel me.

  298. Smoke'em if you got'em

    On October 15, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    I smoke at least a pack everyday and have for 5 years and i believe in choices i believe i have the choice to decide how im gonna die and hell i dont believe that its the cigarettes that kill you my great grandpa smoked since he was 10 and lived to 97 so explain to me how smoking is proved it reduces the legnth of your life i think its all about your health when you were born so im gonna smoke when i want how i want where ever i want so learn to deal with it

    the south will rise again

  299. just getting my debate paper done

    On October 16, 2008 at 8:56 am

    i think you all are being nieve.

    and it is really as simple as that.
    second hand smoke, though a terrible thing is not going to effect you unless you stay in a smoke riddin area for a given amount of time (which is longer than a meal) you are not going to get asthma from eating your dinner at Dennys while billybob is smoking on the other side of the room. It doesnt work like that.

    Yes, smoking is a terrible thing.
    Yes, there should be laws restricting it.

    But, let me put it to you this way.

    Jannie is 3 years old. She lives in a home with 2 smoking parents. A Law to ban public smoking just went into effect and Jannie’s parents are forced to smoke at home.

    congrats. you have saved yourself from bad smelling smoke, but you also put little Jannie at risk for serious desises that she can NOT save herself from.

    how many 3 year olds do you know that can get up and walk away from cancer? think about it.

    Asin food, Indian food, Mexican food, American food… all give off potent smells, some good, some terrible. Inhalling these smells are just the same as the LITTLE amount of “second hand” smoke you inhale at a public eating establishment that already has in place a designated smoking and nonsmoking section.

    but you dont see us banning smelly food.

    Do some research, fight about the right thing.

  300. To valued information

    On October 16, 2008 at 10:08 am

    I was looking for an article to assist in my plight in stopping my neighbours (Sectional Title Scheme) from smoking outside in the public areas. They don’t smoke inside their homes because of the smell.
    So instead my family and the other units must suffer the second hand smoke from No 4 that has 4 adults that smoke and in No. 2 with 1 adult that smokes. Strangely nobody else smokes in the complex.
    Why can’t they just smoke inside and get the full value out of their smoking. If smoking is all that smokers make it out to be, then it should be enjoy to the full. Why waste that good old second hand smoke and at the same time they can get the full advantage from that lovely smell that makes you want to light-up.
    If there is anybody out there with actual advise (with in the SA law) please share.

  301. longdong sliver

    On October 16, 2008 at 10:50 am

    smoking is dumb.

  302. Daka

    On October 22, 2008 at 10:47 am

    Stop smoking it causes ACID RAIN!!

  303. big meat

    On October 24, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    ehh smoking is bad mkay, dont do its bad mkay….its not good to smoke mkay…just smoke dro mkay..

  304. tokio hotel

    On November 3, 2008 at 9:31 am

    i think public smoking is fine cuz like what if you are realy far away from home and you need a ciggrete

  305. cheese cake

    On November 6, 2008 at 10:56 am

    i’m reserching smoking in public and i found these facts

     you inhale the smoke into your lungs. This means that your lungs are directly exposed to the 4,000 toxic substances in cigarette smoke.
     smoking kills more than 400,000 Americans
     half of these people — about 180,000 — die from diseases of the heart or arteries, such as heart attacks or strokes
     increases a person’s risk of several digestive tract diseases, and it can cause deadly cancers of the digestive organs.
     breath or clothing — take a look at their fingernails.
     fingernails an ugly yellowish-brown color, especially on the hand that holds the cigarette.
     Smokers have higher rates of several mental health problems — including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and drug abuse — than nonsmokers do.
     cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of visual disorders and blindness
     $122. Just to get cigarettes
     10,000(one year’s consumption for one smoker)

    i can’t beleve this bu it is the truth.

  306. Dieter Hentz

    On November 11, 2008 at 12:22 pm


  307. Kathy j

    On November 11, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    i totally agree!!

  308. qwerty

    On November 11, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    i totally agree!!

  309. tokio hotel

    On November 12, 2008 at 9:28 am

    uh well i am doin a paper to and i was supposed to be for public smoking but listening to my partner talk i hate it!!!

  310. tokio hotel

    On November 12, 2008 at 9:37 am

    DON’T SMOKE IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  311. kiki

    On November 12, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    I agree with your statements. It is very bad for second hand smokers and the smokers. I have asthma and I know how it feels to be around smoke and have a reaction and get sick. People should RESPECT the people around them and their surroundings.
    Smoking gives you bad breath and wrinkles…. WHICH SUCKS…

  312. Mee'Z

    On November 13, 2008 at 8:47 am

    Hii’z i smoke nd noin happenz 2 me i even smoke
    crack nd weed

  313. Just a random high school freshman

    On November 14, 2008 at 7:50 am

    Lol if smoking is banned they should make weed legal need soemthing to do over the weekend… JK

  314. Vickey

    On November 17, 2008 at 11:41 am

    Okay # 21: You are a random smoker.

    of course you would oppose to ban smoking cigarettes in public… because you are a smoker. Therefore, it shows how you would be inconserate of others and expect others to Be CONSIDERATE Of you. How is that ethical?

  315. cheese cake

    On November 20, 2008 at 10:59 am

    I’m the same as #308. thanks. i’m glad you agree.

  316. dis one grl

    On November 21, 2008 at 8:47 am


  317. Keniece

    On November 24, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    im only 15. i dnt smoke and
    never will. i have a parent
    that decides to smoke but
    that doesnt mean im going to
    look up to him and follow his
    smoking footsteps. i know whats
    right and whats wrong. i also
    know that there are places where
    alot of smoking takes place; so
    any smart person would ban themself
    from attending those areas. it would
    be nice if people would stop smoking
    in general, but every1 know thats
    not going to happen as long as
    the smokers are entitled to their
    individual rights. i think that
    smoking should be banned in most
    publis areas; exspecially those
    areas where many children be at.
    Smokers should respect the fact
    jus cuz they want to harm their
    bodies, we dnt want to harm ours,
    second hand smoke can hurt us
    just as much as the smoker and
    they should be considerate of others.
    i know what its like to have second
    hand smoke. ive had asthma attacks
    and other breathing problem from
    ppl choosing to smoke and it
    doesnt feel good to instantly
    drop to the floor because an
    inconsiderate smoker decides to
    blow smoke around me.

  318. enbeedub

    On November 25, 2008 at 10:32 am

    i think smoking should be banned
    my father smoked around my baby bro all the time.. and heavily too
    now my brother has health problems.
    respect others. if you are gonna smoke
    go somewhere else

  319. i love to smoke

    On November 25, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    smoking is good and it cant hurt you

  320. BoRat

    On November 25, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Smoking is bad and it does have the potential to kill you over time, but the smoker has his own way to live and his way it to live is with lung cancer or some other smoking related disease, but it really is up to the smoker they can eather die or live on

  321. Anonymous

    On November 27, 2008 at 11:57 am

    its there choice if they wanna smoke..

  322. bra and think

    On November 27, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    mmhhmm i kno

  323. nadia malik

    On November 28, 2008 at 3:30 am

    i think smoking should be banned because you could die if you smoke and you can get addicted to it and you will never stop smoking
    smoking should be banned to the public because it can be a danger to it.
    nearly 14,0000 people have been killed by smoking and you can be one of them if you dont stop now.

  324. cheese cake

    On December 1, 2008 at 7:50 am

    i feel for #312 tokio hotal.

  325. mrs. Ilike.bread

    On December 2, 2008 at 8:53 am

    DONT SMOKE, EAT BREAD INSTEAD, ITS NICE WITH CHEESE………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………CAKE!!!

  326. edward gray

    On December 3, 2008 at 9:24 am

    i agree with this situation people should’nt smoke in public places at al because its very dangerous for some people health

  327. sexy ass

    On December 4, 2008 at 10:45 am

    hell yah smoke

  328. Ginger

    On December 4, 2008 at 11:43 am

    Ok so they have the choice to smoke … but i think they should smoke in their homes or cars or where non smokers are not around. When you go out to dinner and you are in a room of non-smokers can you seriously not wait an hour to smoke?? Im pretty sure you can!! Its rude and inconsiderate especially when there are children around! Start thinking about others!

  329. goheah

    On December 8, 2008 at 4:04 am

    smoking is kind of drugs so it should be banned in public placec

  330. lonnie

    On December 11, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    smoking is bad what does it do for you besides kill you

  331. mercy

    On December 13, 2008 at 3:39 am

    its the horrible and worst thing anybody can do is killing others by smoking for their satisfaction and pleasure….. its very very unfair to the surrondings…its for sure that the smokers will be residing in hell after their deayh..”..@@#$$&*&*%

  332. Лёша

    On December 14, 2008 at 5:31 am

    Согласен полностью)))

  333. Bob

    On December 17, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    this information is fail.

  334. lxz1000

    On January 6, 2009 at 1:08 am

    smokers should know where there could smoke and where the couldn’t smoke…but in public place there could effect the non-smoker and the people surrounding them..they should choose the better place than public places to smoke

  335. nerka

    On January 6, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    as pries rukima

  336. Some middle school kid

    On January 8, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    You know what? I completly agree. I think we should ban smoking and make the people pay if they do. This is serious. I hate smokers. Every time I come out of a store I see people smoke I put my shirt around my mouth. I sickends me. SO I COMPLETLY AGREE AMERICA SHOULD BAN SMOKING CAUSE IF WE DO THE WORLD WILL BE A BETTER PLACE.-unknown.

  337. ALDA

    On January 21, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    smoking is one of the worst thing that people can do in their life. it can harm our health in the most tearrible way!!! smoking kills… unfortunately in my country in albania the smoking is not forbidden…and for this im terribly sorry!!!!lets hope for the future we arent going to smoke in public places…

  338. Victoria

    On January 21, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    Smoking is discusting. It should be unlawful.

  339. yesenia_lopez

    On January 24, 2009 at 10:28 am

    smoking isn’t good and i’m actually proud to not be a smoker people who smoke don’t get the idea that they will suffer from diseases because all they care sbout is if it was their hobby or something…PEOPLE STOP SMOKING!!! you will end up killing yourself!!!!!!!!

  340. Your Mom!

    On January 27, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Smoke is for Stupid losers people! My dad is 1 of them….And that doesnt mean that i’m going to do it too!

    NO! SMOKE!


  341. Spongebobfanclub

    On January 27, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Why do people even start smoking? WHY WHY WHY? I also believe there should be a law in the whole entire world to ban public smoking!!

  342. aisha

    On February 2, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    ya dont smoke it is so bad for u because i have a 36 mom and she only haas a one in a half long from smokign and also has asma omn top of it lol

  343. kevin

    On February 2, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    I think this article or poem or whatever makes a good point cuz my sister smokes and her life really sucks right now and yet i still love her but my mom won’t let me near her when shees smoking cuz she says its bad for me and now i know why…………………………………


  344. michael of advance missouri

    On February 4, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    smokin is awesome. it calms my nevres so i don’t beat my freinds and family. Pot is so much better.

  345. joe of Advance Missouri

    On February 4, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    i agree

  346. timtim

    On February 9, 2009 at 4:03 pm


  347. Jade +bianca

    On February 10, 2009 at 6:33 am

    we recon you souldbe able too smoke werever becasue at the end of the day its yur liekyou want to fk it up you do that init live y alife yuu gunna die anyway init and also if yuu wanna smoke in yuur house yuu can smoke in yuur house yes i understand in parjs and other places with children but jsut out on the street it dosent mater tbh its pathetic the coubncil not letting you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  348. kelly is over it!

    On February 10, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    ok jade and bianca, you tell me why my i had to watch my grandparents suffer from second hand smoke when they didn’t smoke….i know its because of people who smoked around them! do want u want in ur house, but dont go out in public and put employees and customers at risk because they stayed smart and are saving money, while others cant get themselves outta debt bc cigs are so expensive. so in the next serval years people better not be using my tax dollars for medical need…its their fault their dumb@$$ smoked in the first place. im 15 and clearly i have more knowledge on the demographic knowledge of cause and effect than YOU!!!! im an athlete and im not getting asthma so yes you can fk up ur own life but not the life of my friends or family

  349. cody

    On February 11, 2009 at 10:18 am

    i cant stand people smoking in public places so i agree with the article that public smoking should be banned

  350. BHS.. Aka... Pepe.

    On February 11, 2009 at 11:56 am

    well i dont smoke and i agree with this article. ppl should stop smoking because it dosent only afeect your self but others 2. and also peace to d world, iight my phone numba is 864 735 2890

  351. ily

    On February 11, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    i thank this is so true. who wonts to die becasue of some one elses habbits. not me. also who wonts to smell that. anyways i thank that you have made a good point here. so i agree.

  352. Philip

    On February 24, 2009 at 12:36 am

    yes smoking in public areas should be banned. i am living in china right now and there are more than few hundred people smoking in subway, bus, and shopping center. i heard that china started the ban smoking campaign from May. but still, many people smoke just under the no smoking logo. i read this article when i am doing the speech. i chose the topic “no smoking in public areas”

  353. tom

    On February 24, 2009 at 9:10 am

    they should band smoking in public places

  354. SuperBearBuster

    On February 25, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Hey smoking is bad! No one should be smoking. If you are I hope you’ll drop dead!
    -posted by a little kid on a random site(:
    P.S.smoking shouldnt be allowed in publics places

  355. Remember

    On February 27, 2009 at 3:39 am

    Yes, I do agree wih you and smoking must be banned as soon as possible.

  356. edward

    On February 28, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    how do people that have an IQ of 3 have any idea what they are talking about when they say thay smoke everything and its good for them.I cant believe thatw e have so much uncaring in this world now.

  357. Shilaa

    On March 4, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    um…… haha i love alyssamarie!

  358. alyssamarie

    On March 4, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    no smoking shila…..

  359. Shilaa

    On March 4, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    oooo. wow this class is boring.

  360. alyssamarie

    On March 4, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    just a little bit. i want to change my topic but i dont know what to change it to. =/

  361. Shilaa

    On March 4, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    hmmm. idk. i think yours is kinda good since your the only one thats doing it. but idk. if you want to change it you can. =]]

  362. alyssamarie

    On March 4, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    hailey is doing it too. but its boring.

  363. ikdsjnfc

    On March 4, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    does anyone think its weird that kaitlin woundlt let shila do it yet like 20 people are doing mine?

  364. alyssamarie

    On March 4, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    yeah, i do. it really doesn’t matter.

  365. ikdsjnfc

    On March 4, 2009 at 1:06 pm


  366. Shilaa

    On March 4, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    YEAH. but its okk. i said hey kyra!!! whats up dude. your birthday is coming up like soon. =]] flowers. haha. i think its kinda cute in a weird messed up way.

  367. Katarina Heilman

    On March 4, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Smoking is not bad, I think people should have a right to choose where they smoke and where and whenever to smoke, its not that big of a deal, seriously, people grow up and smell the ciggarett smoke, it smells heavenly, (:

  368. hi

    On March 6, 2009 at 10:06 am

    I think people should not smoke in public places!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  369. gr

    On March 6, 2009 at 10:08 am


  370. sosxc

    On March 6, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    SMOKING SUX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  371. jimbo

    On March 8, 2009 at 10:59 am

    i don’t get why people smoke in the first place. IT IS STUPID!!

  372. jessica

    On March 10, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    well smoking maybe be bad and it is and people shouldn’t smoke in public places but maybe in some places but we can’t limit them we czant tell them what to do! Like they should have one place for pure smokers only and shops and restaurants with staff that only somke too! Thats my opinion!!!

  373. 8702

    On March 11, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Well i sorta agree she has a good point about but its hard because we are ina crises with money

  374. Shazzzz

    On March 15, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    is so boreddd,, im gonna die

  375. mz. all that

    On March 16, 2009 at 8:26 am

    I dont smoke, and i agree that smoking is harmful to people who smoke and also who they choose to smoke around. However, smoking will never be banned. You can’nt try to stop a whole world full of smokers to just stop. Besides, the government is making way to much money off of cigarettes to banned them.

  376. jenny

    On March 16, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    every1 who is posting comments will be sued because its illegal and CAN become a huge problem!!!!!!!!!!so if i where u i would stop ASAP!!!!!!!:):)

  377. ???

    On March 17, 2009 at 8:12 am

    Aint no way in hell posting comments are illegal… and if it was that illegal im pretty sure you wouldnt be posting any either.!!!!!! So screw u!!!!

  378. reader79

    On March 19, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    your point may or may not be valid but your horrible horrible english makes you look like an idiot.

  379. QueeeeenC:))

    On March 24, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Welll, i hate smoking!! but its not really my choice..
    ppl can make their own decisions about if they choose to smoke in public paces or not. no me. if the ppl around them dont like the smoke…. can ask them not to or leave.. like my mamma always says “if u cant stand the heat, stay out the kitchen”.. haha.

  380. katiem!!

    On March 24, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    well i smoke 784027 packs of cigs a day, i love it

  381. QueeeeenC:))

    On March 24, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    okay well i hope u die

  382. katiem!!

    On March 24, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    ya well i not gonna and i dont give a wat u think

  383. katiem!!

    On March 24, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    well i will see you on the other side too

  384. QueeeeenC:))

    On March 24, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    alls im sayin is u shouldnt smoke!! :) )((())( its nasty and will rot your teeth:)

  385. katiem!!

    On March 24, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    i only smoke once a day cause of stress

  386. QueeeeenC:))

    On March 24, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    keep talkin S*** and ima wackk u upside the head with a baseball bat!!!

  387. katiem!!

    On March 24, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    ha ha lol i an gonna quit anyway all that nicotine sucks

  388. QueeeeenC:))

    On March 24, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    your face sucks:)) lol
    ahahaha. and it also gives u bad gas ive heard

  389. QueeeeenC:))

    On March 24, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    well my dad has a small peter so i hope u like it with your looooosey gooosey vage

  390. t6tg5

    On March 24, 2009 at 2:00 pm


  391. deanne,

    On March 24, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    ok, first off, you can’t judge anyone just because they smoke or if they don’t smoke. i am a non-smoker, but i disagree that it should be illegal, i mean.. you can’t just be thinking for the non-smoker’s, you have to be thinking of EVERYONE.

  392. MIA Boss

    On March 25, 2009 at 10:07 am

    Ok First off not to offend you or anything, I agree with you but shouldn’t people have the right to smoke, I understand it is bad for the Non-Smoker and The Smoker but people should just accept the fact that smokers want to smoke. And for public places like resturants they should add a section where people can smoke and close that section off from non-smokers that don’t want to recieve anything bad such as second-hand smoke. I understand people can die from cancer(any types now) but and like Deanne said you shouldn’t just think off yourself think of everyone else first.

  393. babygirl

    On March 25, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    smoking should not be banned from all public places. I think people just need to think about the stuff that there doing to themselfs.i mean i smoke and I know that im going to regret it. Im only 14 almost 15 and I plan on stopping only cause I dont want that stuff in my life. I only started smoking cause I was depressed. BUT PEOPLE JUST THINK ABOUT WHAT YOUR DOING TO YOURSELF! I HAVE AND I REGRET IT ALL!!!!

  394. Babygirl

    On March 25, 2009 at 1:39 pm


  395. jeff

    On April 2, 2009 at 11:21 am

    I hate smoking in Public and think it should be ban..

  396. A.J Rog scrotum's the D.

    On April 2, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Hey megan, i wanna sex u up so bad, give me your number i want your hot sex right in my mouth baby!

  397. Boywonder

    On April 2, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Wow, That was well written, I needed some facts and this really helped me,I needed to do a report, and I had just went to my grandmothers and it was like a smoky hell, I hate the smell, its nasty. I believe smoking should be banned in public areas for the safety of everyone.

  398. bob

    On April 7, 2009 at 11:51 am

    smoking sucks

  399. smoker89

    On April 8, 2009 at 9:30 am

    i am a smoker and I agree that smoking should be banned in public places and i am currently about to give a speech on why smoking should be banned but i don’t think their should be no more cigarettes because that is one of the only things our economy has right now is cigarettes and with out them we would be in more debt but as i said before smoking should be banned in public places

  400. abby

    On April 13, 2009 at 8:39 am

    i think that they should ban smoking in public places…. in some plubic places did ban smoking but i think that it should spread through out the whole united states

  401. hi

    On April 13, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    i am doing a speech and need more reasons why smoking should be banned in public places. please help!


    On April 16, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    i think smoking should seriously be banned because smkoing in public is was causes second hand smoking!

  403. uhh

    On April 21, 2009 at 10:52 am

    Ive been a victim of second hand smoke my whole life, and ive never even heard of these… Smoking should be reduced but not banned in public places. I think this article is over exsagerating.

  404. ooooooo

    On April 22, 2009 at 12:16 pm


  405. luke

    On April 23, 2009 at 10:38 am

    you guys suck

  406. your mom

    On April 23, 2009 at 10:48 am

    luke is so cool

  407. *67

    On April 23, 2009 at 10:54 am

    u homos on this website go get a life u tards depend on this website so much

  408. woooooooooooooooooooooow

    On April 23, 2009 at 10:54 am

    dude your so cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool

  409. lil g rida

    On April 24, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    haha this stuff is funny u make me laugh

  410. Reality.

    On April 25, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    This person isn’t calling for a total banning. Its calling for public banning. Which is only beneficial. Smokers can only do it in private places where its allowed. (their own home for example.

  411. MyHime

    On April 26, 2009 at 12:36 am


  412. david

    On April 28, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    whoever posted comments #415 and #416 is a sick animal. You should just drop dead so you don’t kill your son.

  413. Anonymous

    On April 30, 2009 at 7:37 am

    i honestly dont understand why people make such a big deal out of people who smoke. just let us smokers live our life and you non-smokers live yours. deal with it.

  414. zach

    On April 30, 2009 at 7:41 am

    well i’m not going to die way early cuz people like you decide to smoke and put everyone around you in danger and kill us along with yourself

  415. J-Dog

    On May 1, 2009 at 8:59 am

    I hate being in the presence of smokers. I feel like I’m dying as I breath in their smoke.It should be banned totaly from the face of the earth.

  416. david

    On May 1, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Smoking sections doesn’t protect us nonsmokers from second hand smoke. We need to ban smoking in public to protect our own lungs from being contaminated.

  417. yo mama

    On May 1, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    People in this site need a life.

  418. yo mama

    On May 1, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Gay smokers need they\’re rights. SUPPORTGAYSMOKERS.COM


  419. yo mama

    On May 1, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    I’m a man and i love men. Sometimes ladies too. But mostly men

  420. yo mama

    On May 1, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    I find smoking attractive

  421. yo mama

    On May 1, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    do u like fish sticks???????

  422. yo mama

    On May 1, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    what are you, a gay fish??????

  423. J-Dawg

    On May 4, 2009 at 8:46 am

    Look at #119.What do you think?

  424. Yippy Skip

    On May 4, 2009 at 8:51 am

    I think that’s good. It makes me want to the same.

  425. Yippy Skip

    On May 4, 2009 at 8:53 am

    Uh, I mean it makes me want to do the same.

  426. J-Dawg

    On May 4, 2009 at 8:57 am

    That’s cool,what ever floats your boat #428. Back to the smoking ban in public. I think it should be banned off the face of the earth.

  427. yo mama

    On May 10, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    i’m gay!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  428. stew pid

    On May 10, 2009 at 4:14 pm


  429. meg

    On May 10, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    i dont think that they should ban smoking from public places, its going to cause bars and resturants business. because i am a smoker i do not go in to bars or resturants now that have no smoking i think it should be up to the owners of the places if they want to have smoking or like someone said earlier have rooms closed off for non smokers. i also am a waitress and about 85% of me customers are smokers thats going to cost me my job because those people or what help me survive in this world so not only is banning smoking from public places taking our rights away its making me lose money or economy is not at its greatest as it is so why dont we make it wosre and band smoking so i really have to struggle to survive. SMOKING is GREAT!!

  430. cassondra

    On May 11, 2009 at 9:58 am

    i totally agree with you smoking should be banned in public places… its not fair to the millions of people that don’t smoke to have to suffer cause a small group of people want to smoke… the nonsmoker should always come before the smoker cause we are healthy and want to stay healthy but the smoker is already kill them self so why should they kill us..

  431. km

    On May 13, 2009 at 9:53 am

    word up dawg

  432. manjit kaushik

    On May 20, 2009 at 2:18 am

    i am also agree to stop smoking in public areas but if any do smoking but i want to stop them then what can i do can i take help from government

  433. Deanna H

    On May 20, 2009 at 11:46 am

    i feel if someone wants to mess up their lungs they have every right to do it….. smokin has been legal for 79 years why change it now… ppl kno that their are other ppl smokin and if they dnt want to breathe in the smoke they can go to a different area of the resturant… or wherever they are…. thats how i feel about bannin smokin in public place….

  434. Kaitlyn

    On May 30, 2009 at 8:48 am

    the world doesnt revolve around you, Meg #431. just so you can you can make money, doesnt mean smoking shouldnt be banned. [i agree with this article 100%]. and just because 85% of your customers smoke doesnt mean they are buying cigarrettes from you, they go there to eat, seeing as you are a waitress. they can still continue going to eat without smoking, so really-you would still have a job, your over exaggerating. people can handle eating one meal without smoking, and if they can’t, well then they have problems and need to seek help. also, smoking is gross, messes up your lungs, and could kill you later on. do you smokers really want to live a life where you feel like your breathing through a straw!? that would be torture! and smokers, please think of others as you smoke around them. just because you want to smoke and hurt your lungs, doesnt mean you should hurt the lungs of those around you as well. and dont get me wrong, i dont hate smokers, i have friends who smoke, but i dont hang out with them when they do smoke, i let them go somewhere else to smoke. there are also a lot of people in the world who are considerate to nonsmokers and so they go to an unpopulated area to smoke and i really appreciate that. as long as people know the effects of smoking, and are considerate to nonsmokers around them, i think smoking is fine. even though i do think it should be banned of the face of the earth. but that wont ever happen, its unrealistic. so yeah, theres what i think.

  435. Asep Miftahudin

    On June 7, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    I agree 100 and 1o percent with content of your writing. But please chech and recheck, and edit and reedit your English before you let the public read it!

  436. Non-smoker

    On June 24, 2009 at 9:47 am

    i am a non-smoker and i agree totally with what you say but even the smoker has his rights to somke and so what are the places where he can smoke. i am working on a project so there must be a balance between the pros and cons of smoking. we must alvays remember that the world isn’t all ours, even smokers have rights to there life like non-smokers so we must also cooperate with them to have a better life for the both of us.

  437. gay

    On June 26, 2009 at 10:47 pm



  438. Kalyn an MaKayla

    On July 2, 2009 at 10:45 am

    Mrs. Roos is a babe! We love college english (;

  439. bob

    On July 26, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    smoking was banned in pubs were the highest amount of people it was going to effect was a couple of hundred but in public places were it will effect thousands nothing is done

  440. phil

    On August 5, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    smoking rocks DONT BAN IT

  441. phil

    On August 11, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    give it to me garret. GARRET GIVE IT TO ME NOW!!!!!!!!

    and by the way garret smokes

  442. jess

    On August 14, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Hey, i think instead of all you non-smokers out there critasizing all of the smokers about how they stink and have no consideraton for non-smokers i think you should look at it from there point of veiw, i mean iam a smoker but i hate the things, but i am addicted to the nickateen, everytime i have a ciggerette i hate myself because of it,and people telling me i am discusting and inconsiderate puts me down more, i think instead of trying to bane ciggerettes, try to help the person that has a serous addiction problem.:)

  443. dick wang

    On August 24, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    ha smoking is the greatest way to kill trees. I HATE TREES. what did freakin trees every do for me. gay is cool

  444. ct

    On October 6, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    I HATE smoking. I think that it is disrespctful to me whenever someone is lighting up. They are putting my health at risk just because they need a “break from life” You know what i have to deal with life without nasty cigarettes, and i don’t put anyone’s life at risk in the mean time. Smoking in public is wrong and nasty! SO STOP IT!!

  445. ct

    On October 6, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    I HATE smoking. I think that it is disrespctful to me whenever someone is lighting up. They are putting my health at risk just because they need a \”break from life\” You know what i have to deal with life without nasty cigarettes, and i don\’t put anyone\’s life at risk in the mean time. Smoking in public is wrong and nasty! SO STOP IT!!

  446. against smoking ban

    On October 6, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    wow the person that wrote this article is a f’n idiot…your grammar SUCKS! And you’re totally just plain stupid. I have nothing else to share with you simple minded f****. Except for those of you who actually give a damn about our rights as Americans.

  447. dick wang

    On October 7, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    yeah i like THATS GUYS attitude. soming rules

  448. D-rawk

    On October 8, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    I hate this country. Everything has to be political correct. We are the nation that has the most freedom supposedly but we whine about everything. I agree it’s rude to smoke in front of people but to ban it public places is stupid.Somebody may want to relax and take a smoke break to relieve stress from work. It’s simply stupid to think you can get lung cancer from second-hand smoke in public because you are not being exposed to it all the time.People who get cancer from second-hand smoke are constantly in contact from smoke whether it be a parent or a spouse that smokes. It should be banned inside but if there is open space outside with not a lot of people it should not be banned

  449. wut evs bi***

    On October 13, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    I think smoking should not b banned in public places all i can say is if u dont want 2 b exposed 2 smoke dont go in public and 4 anyone who says that they should jus keep the smoking section and non-smoking section sepe4rated is stupid because smoke travels idiot a**………=)

  450. dick wang

    On October 22, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    drawg sounds really hot

  451. josh

    On November 11, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    yea all u non-smokers are selfish. Banning it just because u dont \”like\” smoke, get over it!

  452. bubba

    On December 8, 2009 at 12:16 am

    wow everyone get over your selves and live your own life smoking or not you know what you need to do to better your life ssssssssssssssssssssooooooooooooooooooooooo do IT.

  453. Tyler Mainvlle

    On December 16, 2009 at 11:56 am

    This is the most bias thing that I have ever seen. I realize you crazy Health nuts want all the world to be smoke free. Which is fine you can have your Martini Bars and you health bars, and that’s fine. My opinion is this, Tax it. It should be the Business owners right to allow smoking in their establishment. If you don’t want to be exposed to it. Then don’t go where it is. Period. It seems as though the only people that are speaking, are people that are Pro Ban. I have seen this happen in 3 different countries. You realize that if it is banned this hurts the economy, to a proportion that you people don’t seem to understand. If someone wants to go to a coffee house have a cup and a smoke, then the person that owns the business should have weight over it. Not the government. The fact is, that a majority of these facts and statistics that you hold in your hands have no bearing in Medical fact. This is just a group of people that think they have the right to say oh well I don’t like it so ban it. You people are in for a rude awakening, to the fact this is completely retarded, and unwarranted control of John Q. Business owner. You people disgust me.

  454. Smoking is awesome

    On January 5, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Suck My Earlobe

  455. !JohnyNox!

    On January 5, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    once upon a time there was a boy named jaryd. he sat in social studies and didn’t do anthing alll day! :]

  456. ryan.graves

    On January 5, 2010 at 1:22 pm


  457. Political Person

    On January 5, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    To Smoking is Awesome: You are really stupid and need to go die in some place. You suck MY earlobe and then go back to stupid land.

  458. Todd

    On January 5, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Hey this is Todd, ur on the way to Guatimala right Ryan? Wait, ur in Texas right now?

  459. Political Person

    On January 5, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    You are all so ignorant and Johny Nox or whatever is a butt wipe jerk hole. GOOD BYE

  460. !JohnyNox!

    On January 5, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    whos johnny nox? im so confuzzeled

  461. Political Person

    On January 5, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    That’s ur username you idiot, you ass holes piss me off so go die, and stop pretending that you’re not Johny Nox you jerk!

  462. Ryan Graves

    On January 5, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    no todd im in 8th grad ei go to kellogg middle school. im researching this for a project. i think u had the wrong ryan graves

  463. !JohnyNox!

    On January 5, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    wow. that. was. painful.

  464. Aurther

    On January 8, 2010 at 10:20 am

    “You also can use a fan and open the window to keep the air moving. But, the best way is not smoke” – I agree with this statement. In fact research has shown that special smoking rooms and shelters do not actually work that effectively due to the dynamic movements of passive smoke in the air. The dangers of smoking associated with second hand smoke and third hand smoke are massive.

    The cost of smoking is as high as 1.5 Billion Pounds every year through health bills and stop smoking campaigns

  465. Rohini

    On January 12, 2010 at 10:57 am

    This is 4r all u guys who \”ENJOY SMOKING\” and think it\’s a nuisance to \”STOP SMOKING\”. I m a Non-smoker, but u knows
    Smoking is very ADVANTAGEOUS. Have a look—-

    -You will always have something to do with your hands.
    -To avoid headaches later in the day, always have a cigarette first thing in the morning.
    -If you work with explosives, you have a handy method of lighting the fuse.
    -Smoking is a good career move if you want early retirement and would like to use up your sick leave.
    -On New Years Eve you don\’t have to go out to the fireworks.
    -Just dip your cigarette into a jar of ground up sparklers.
    -Amuse your friends and be the life of the party by blowing smoke rings.
    -Always discard your butts in flower pots and garden beds as it helps fertilise the plants and keeps insects away.
    -Occasional house fires will help keep firemen employed.
    -By buying cigarettes from corner stores, you help support local businesses and help retain the fabric of our society.
    -At the beach, children can use the butts to decorate their sand castles.
    -Annoy neighbours you don\’t like by staying home and smoking heavily.
    -You will always have a good reason for loitering – \”Officer, I\’m just having a cigarette\”.
    -Always smoke when you are pregnant. Your smoking helps the unborn baby prepare for the air pollution in the real world.
    -When your neighbour\’s kids are too noisy, trigger their asthma by breathing smoke on them.
    -By smoking heavily, you get out of boring work and will have plenty of short breaks during the day.
    -Develop your cool image and fun-loving personality by being a smoker. Non-smoking is for wimps and wusses.
    -You will have a good reason to paint the ceilings every three years.
    -Why celebrate world no-tobacco day once a year, when every day can be celebrated as a pro-tobacco day.
    -You will know when it\’s time to throw out your old lounge suite by the number of burn marks.
    -Smoking is an adult custom. Add years to how old you look by smoking heavily.
    -If you run out of smokes late at night, help the taxi industry by getting them to deliver your smokes to the door.
    -You can demand more services and benefits from the government because you have paid more in taxes.
    -Help keep the bush fire brigades trained and ready for any emergency by throwing lighted butts from your car window.
    -Keep your weight down by smoking cigarettes instead of eating them.

    \”KEEP SMOKING & ENJOY UR SMOKING\” to get it\’s BENEFITS. :-)

  466. OOLIAh

    On January 12, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Rohini, are you being sarcastic? It seems like you are because all of those reasons are really stupid and make smokers sound bad.

  467. tiffany

    On January 16, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    of course he’s being sarcastic

  468. kitter

    On January 21, 2010 at 11:40 am

    i think smoking should be aloud cuz when i turn 18 i want to be able t smoke wherever i want

  469. snickers

    On January 29, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    smoking gets you no where. it only causes more problems smoking should be banned. Cigarettes should be banned. Why do people smoke it only kills them and the people around them.

  470. Issi Sparsi

    On February 4, 2010 at 8:21 am

    I dont smoke but i dont see the point on spending money to kill yourself ! :)

  471. yousef

    On February 10, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    i think all secondhand smoker should understand where they can smoke. i am smoker ,but i didn\’t smoke front of my wife or in the public places,because i know there are lots of people who don\’t like smoke or smell smoke;however,remember younger children.In summary, watch yourself before you smoke.And remember everyone have his opinion about smokers.i hope to quit some as much as i can ,and you work to quit smoking .

  472. Your Mum

    On March 24, 2010 at 5:36 am

    Ermm, Smoking Is Fun, SO Lets Not Stop It :)

  473. SOME GUY

    On March 30, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    u guys are seriuslly being childish about this issue i think “some guy” is the only one who made sense u cant just ban directly smoking ********IN PUBLIC****** we arent talking about completly banning smoking we are talking about only in public.First off he’s right if u ban it u think its ganna be okay and everything is ganna be clean and smoke free?no people have thrills in breaking laws and i do agree its gr8.Second i think it should be banned only in public places but it should be allowed in their own home at least to give them a sense of freedom or some kind or create a smoking environment where smokers are able to socialize with other smokers and non-smokers would be able to socialize in a clean environment.Third i think raising the cigarrette price is a gd solution in Canada(from my view point ) in toronto i hardly see people smoking CIGARRETTES cuz their too pricey…anyway hope u guys cna take this seriuslly we are facing a huge problem here more than we can imagine maybe for now it seems a small problem however im sure long-term its ganna be a disaster

  474. Das

    On April 7, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    dude, after readin this article, i find you as an ignorant, narrow minded bigot who thinks everyone shud cater and wait on yer every need and want. as a smoker, i find no shame in what i do or what i have dun. i have no intention of quitin mu “bad” habbit and i have no intention of not walkin down the streets with a lit cig in mu hand. yer reasons are full of faults, grammatically and scientifically, and has absolutely no relevence to anyone or anythin no matter what the time, the place, or the intention of the piece. it’s complete rubbish and shud never’ve seen the lite of day. if you’re really that stupid to tell sumone to stop smokin just because you’re too lazy to walk the other way, then you have no rite to be tellin people to stop. you seriously need to check yer facts. read up on what you’re writin bout before you write it so you dun’t make yerself look like an ignoranus. do you and all you non-smokers think you have the rite to tell mi how to live mu life? do you seriously think that you shud be the one makin mu desicions? i dun’t think so. what you’re sayin is that you have complete and utter control of mu actions. it’s just like if i said you had to smoke because it’s the law. it isn’t rite, it isn’t fair, and it just ain’t just. you need to think bout other people before you think bout yerself.

  475. everyone

    On April 8, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    you\’re all wrong, i love smoke, i like it better than air! if i could id smoke in my sleep. it will never be abolished. matter of fact, im gonna go smoke one right now… try & stop me!

  476. Luz

    On April 22, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    hey girl heyy!!! well i kinda used some info for ma project and got a WOW grade!!! that was some good info about this topic. and i think we should bann somking in public places!! like seriously! look at what its doing to our environment!! poor trees!! i love trees and ponies!! and all kinds of girly stuff!! ok well thanks for the info!! really appreciate it!! thanks person!!
    pretty ponies!!

  477. chanvi

    On April 23, 2010 at 8:32 am

    band the cigarette company dont ask smokers to stop smoking

  478. Oscar

    On April 24, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Hey if you guys ever go to a place where smoke is not allowed use this and if you use this link you will get a 10% discount

  479. RITTER16

    On April 30, 2010 at 11:27 am

    OMG! y do people even smoke dont they know that its bad for them & the people around them. Didnt they ever think about secondhand smoke – thats it even more harmful to the people surrounding them

  480. sahar

    On May 13, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    i wan na say that amooking is is verey dengrous illnes if we got habit of that we will not have perfect life our will be full of thansiton

  481. sohial

    On May 14, 2010 at 4:07 am

    i wan to say that this illness is too deangres we should not get habit of that

  482. diamond!!!

    On May 22, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Personally I am against smoking in public places. Although I understand that personal rights of other people should be respected, it seems that smokers often neglect the rights of other people

  483. Michelle

    On May 28, 2010 at 1:22 am

    For girls i think

  484. christine D

    On September 15, 2010 at 11:19 am

    well smoking is really bad and i know because im losing most of my family members by it so i think people should stop so no one else can die from the cancers smoking gives you

  485. murtaza sharife

    On September 24, 2010 at 2:42 am

    i am gh murtaza sharife lankerchey
    i had smokers , i dont like smoke

  486. Boring-Tokio

    On October 10, 2010 at 12:19 am

    I agree with not smoking in public places but the smokers do have rights.
    If a smoker is in a public place with lots of people around they should not be allowed to smoke and they should go somewhere else or just don’t smoke at that moment.
    I agree that passive smoking is dangerous to young people and older people the smokers should have a place where they can smoke freely without non smokers in the way. Smoking in a public place should be banned because its not right to endanger others.

  487. Tessa

    On October 12, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Yes, I smoke. What I would like to know is why is it alright for people to drink in public places. I get to go to concerts and have to put up with drunk people spilling drinks on me, fighting, being obnoxious…..and a lot of the crime that happens is because the person was drunk. At least smoking isn’t violent. I have yet to hear of a case where a husband beat his wife because he had been smoking! I know smoking is not good for you but so are a lot of other things. Give me a break if you can’t smoke outside because of secondhand smoke hurting nonsmokers then I guess all vehicles should be banned also because carbon monoxide can kill too. And before everyone gets on my case I always go far away from other people to smoke but I heard of a case the other day where people were complaining about their neighbor smoking in his own backyard!! It would be interesting to see what would the fallout would be if the same thing was happening with alcohol.

  488. cancer

    On November 17, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    got cancer

  489. David Ray

    On November 27, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Smoking / Air Pollution, Is there much difference? Breathing air pollution is like smoking 20 cigarettes a day. Air pollution causes lung cancer, asthma attacks, heart attacks, respiratory problems etc. So, I say; Are we focusing on the tobacco problem to much. How many people are suffering from problems associated with air pollution and the legal drug alcohol? Think about all this for a moment. Alcohol is in the top five for preventable causes of death. What is wrong with our society today? Is our goverment making to much money to focus on the problems with alcohol? Alcohol is a drug also and I feel that it should be illegal just like marijuana. How many times do you hear about someone that dies due to smoking pot? Another problem that we have in our country is all the chemicals that is dumped on all our land and we are ingesting those chemicals when we eat and that is causing people to be sick and die each and every year. Just Give All This A Thought!

  490. immy

    On November 27, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    for me I think that there is no need to smoke even if you have many problems ,so what i can say do not smoke even in public place even in these places there is a dangerous on other peaple so try to avoid smoking

  491. bubbles

    On December 27, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    you people who smoke might die. you people who don\\\’t is good. I came on this site because i am doing my speech about smoking in public places. please add more comments if you wnat to help

  492. Marco

    On January 10, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Factories !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  493. joe

    On January 20, 2011 at 10:59 am


  494. Random man

    On January 24, 2011 at 7:08 am

    I 100% agree that smoking should be banned

  495. young money

    On February 1, 2011 at 11:14 am

    yall are fags get a life

  496. Aaron

    On April 19, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Can this guy even speak english?

  497. priya

    On August 18, 2011 at 9:55 am

    smoking should be banned. i agree 100%.

  498. portia

    On November 26, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    your english is atrocious!

  499. Izuddin

    On December 5, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Just admint it, I hate smokers!

  500. Izuddin

    On December 5, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Just admint it, I hate smokers.

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