Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Anti-Smoking Hypocrites


An excellent summation of the philosophical and political morality of anti-smoking legislators;

Going into a privately-owned restaurant where smokers voluntarily associate and then complaining about the smoke makes as much sense as going to a rock concert and then complaining that they won’t turn off the loud music.



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4 comments:

PeterC said...

OR:

A smoker coming into a privately owned restaurant where non-smokers are voluntarily associating and then lighting up a smoke makes about as much sense as going to a symphony in the park and listening to your "boom box" really loud.

The problem comes from the two assumptions:
1. That the smokers were there first.
2. That my non-smoking is interfering with the smokers as much as their smoking is interfering with me.

Red Jenny said...

This analogy is more accurate:
Going into a smoking club and then complaining about the smoke makes as much sense as going to a rock concert and then complaining that they won’t turn off the loud music.

At a concert people are there for the purpose of listening to loud music. Restaurants are for eating, not specifically smoking. I think the idea of a smoking club is a good one - a place where people gather specifically to smoke.

eugene plawiuk said...

Perhaps we should change Restaurant to bars....In Edmonton the laws are so draconian private clubs like the legion are not allowed to allow smoking, even if they have the best air handling system and electronic smoke dispersal systems.

Werner Patels said...

I really hate those anti-smoking hypocrites -- smokers may develop cancer at some point in their lives, but the anti-smoking hypocrites they suffer from a severe and permanent mental deficiency.