Smoke is pollution

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Seriously. This was another argument made as an excuse to intrude on smokers liberty. And it's true that if you're in an enclosed place and have asthma or COPD or something that it's not good. Heck, if I owned a business, I wouldn't allow smoking in it. But that's not what we're talking about: we're talking about should the government say that it's so polluting that they have a right to regulate that businesses can't allow it. Do you drive a car, mow your lawn, blow leaves (or have someone else do it), or fart? Then shut up on this whole bullshit argument. Conservation is becoming more an excuse to persecute others than about the environment. A smoker in his lifetime will not put out as many toxins as your car does in a week. The same for airplanes, buses or trains. Stop being a hypocrite. You want to fix pollution, there are a million more effective ways. Govt. force against smokers, in the name of pollution, is so stupid it is insulting. Cow farts (methane) are far more polluting -- stop eating burgers! If you're a model citizen, maybe you have a point -- but I've yet to meet one of the whiners who was. You want to fix the problems, try education -- not legislation!

Persecuting smoking and smokers is a modern witch hunt among the left, as proven by the intolerance of progressive areas (California, Oregon, Washington, NY, Mass., etc). Of course that's anti-Science. While smoking isn't healthy it's not as unhealthy as a bad genes, not exercising, bad diet, or bad attitude (stress) -- if you can regulate smoking based on public health claims then the state could regulate all those others (and some are trying. Many of the studies were fraudulent to get the laws, doubly so for the second hand smoke scares, or the false (unsupported) claims that it increases healthcare costs (they die quicker so it saves money). It was all flim-flam to allow the anti-liberty fascists to tell us what to do with our bodies, in our property, "for our own good".