15 February, 2007

I was just thinking about the smoking ban that comes into effect later this year and boy am I going to be in trouble. Sometimes the smoke from my house can be seen for miles as I burn things when I am cooking and to console myself I always sit down and light up a fag. Now the ban does say smoking in a public places. So when the smoke from my house drifts into the near by pub and someone notices me smoking. Am I going to get an on the spot fine? The trouble with this new ban on smoking I think is that most people that do smoke have a habit and we all know getting rid of a habit can be murder. What I find strange or maybe no one has thought about this is, if by allowing people to smoke in their own homes there is much more of a chance for sons, daughters whole families to become passive smokers are the government saying it's ok to give your family cancer. We are always on about greener climates allowing people to smoke outside. To me it seems the government are saying it's ok to pollute our air. Comings from me that's saying something as I am a smoker myself.

1 comment:

mary said...

Funny, earlier I was noticing my "second hand smoke" and I couldn't get any, even tho' my cigarette was less than a foot from my face. Don't condone the habit, but people would do well to be more concerned about the polluted air they breathe, which is probably worse than smokers smoke. (unless one is in someplace like a crowded pub where zillions of people are smoking)