When a non-smoker ask for being able not to be subjected to tobacco smoke the non-smoker often must stand out to be called a fanatic. The smoker claim their right to smoke and they feel restrained when people complain.
For an example I discussed in Facebook with some people friends of friends. I said ” By me they can just as well forbid smoking all together “. That resulted in a discussion that ended with “… but we do not need fanatism against us either.”
It is like smokers believe the non-smokers only want the smoke banned in public because of the smell of it. Like when people fart and it smells awful, and we wave our hands in front of our noses and get a sickening expression on our faces.
Do they not understand that tobacco smoke is a hazard to the health? Not only to the smokers health but also to the health of others?
Often when you tell your mind you would like smoke to be banned you get comments like “I do not like the smell of some perfumes, smell of people not showered and so on, but I do not want to ban that anyway”. When is it that the smokers will understand that it is not the smell that make us want to ban smoke?
I say like I always say in such cases.
It is not the smell that make us sick and make us want to ban smoke. You can fart and that smell horrible, and we do not get sick from it. But if you smoke it also smell horrible but we get sick from that.
It is not the smell that is the general problem. It is the smoke and the chemicals in the smoke and in the tobacco.
Us who have asthma, and those who do not want to evolve Asthma or COPD (also called COLD, KOLS, or KOL), have the right to not be forced smoke on them. You who smoke is not born with a cigarette in your mouth. Smoking is not natural.
Us having asthma get sick from the smoke and the chemicals in the smoke from the tobacco, and result is that we do not get to breathe normally. Our lung function is set out and we can not breathe properly, and therefore we do not get enough oxygen. It is both uncomfortable to get an asthma attack and it is also not good for the body to be exposed to such attack. When the body get to little oxygen over time it is bad for other organs in the body.
So what should go first? Smokers rights or others health?
You may call me a fanatic all you want. Actually I do not care. From my corner and point of view in life it only shows that you are addictive to smoke, and you are fanatic about smoking.
Maybe you should take a step back and take a look at reality through others eyes, instead of being such a smokers ars. Stop your smoking and mind your own health at the same time as you mind others health. It really is a win-win situation. No one loose.