Its just a matter of time, we have been exiled from public places, forced to smoke outside and now we are being forced to smoke outside our homes.Smokers taking it outside
And no sooner will that be encouraged then some Anti Smoking Advocate, paid for with our tax dollars from our cigarette taxes will tell us they want to ban us from smoking outside. Cause it might conflict with all the toxins already in the air from gasoline, pollution, industrial exhausts, etc.
Smokers: Butt out this year
As we mark Weedless Wednesday tomorrow, it is time to take a serious look at the costs of smoking in Ontario. The Conference Board of Canada says that it costs $1,995 more to employ a smoker than a non-smoker. That cost includes increased absenteeism, decreased productivity, higher life insurance premiums and costs related to maintaining a smoking area.In Ontario, smoking costs us $1.7 billion in health-care costs. Smoking harms every organ in the body and half of all heavy smokers will die as a result of their habit.Basic math tells us that a pack a day smoker will spend approximately $2,500 on cigarettes in 2006.
And thats all tax money for the provincial and federal government to use for healthcare. Smokers have rights too. Though the social fascists forget that.
The Public Health Risk from Second Hand Smoke is STATISTICALLY INSIGNIFICANT
Because they never measure the existing non-tobacco pollutants in either the outside or indoor air.
Also See: Where there's Smoke there's Smokers and Smoking Mad
SMOKERS RIGHTS GROUPS
Smoking Freedom Activist Network