I hate smoking and so should you

Okay, this annoying person, Audrey something-or-other of C.L.A.S.H., was on MSNBC saying how it is such a violation of her rights for the Mayor of NY to ban smoking from Bars and Restaurants.

Who gives her the right to smoke? Smoking is not a right! It’s a priviledge!

Who/what gives her the right to injure and sicken me?

I have asthma and I am allergic to cigarette smoke. I don’t think that she or anyone else should have a “right” to harm me by smoking their cancer sticks. Should I have to spend hours at a hospital or doctor’s office recovering from going out to eat and inhaling cigarette smoke? No! Should I one day have to go through treatment for cancer because she has an addiction to a product that she probably knew was deadly before she started?

Nicotine is an addictive drug, similar to heroin and cocaine. We don’t allow people to shoot up or snort drugs in restaurants and bars, so why should we allow them to smoke? Pot is (in most places) illegal and it has some of the same carcinogens as cigarettes. Why don’t we allow people to get high in public?

We don’t allow those things because they are are wrong. They are harmful. They kill people. Well, guess what? Smoking kills people, too.

Smoking is going to kill her one day. She will probably die from a heart or lung condition caused by the cigarettes, or from cancer. She will probably make her family hate her by demanding that they put the Oxygen up to her nose after she finishes puffing.

Smoking doesn’t just kill the smoker. It kills any person who not only is around the smoker when he/she is smoking, but any person who can smell the smoke on the smoker. It kills cats, and probably other pets. Smoking is dangerous. Smoking is deadly. Smoking shouldn’t be allowed.

Another reason to ban cigarettes in restaurants and bars: It screws up the flavors. Smoke causes the flavors to change, and usually get worse. Now, if you want to have tobacco flavored food, then I guess that’s fine, but I don’t. I want my food to taste like it’s supposed to taste sans tobacco.

So, basically…I am against smoking; and if banning it from bars and restaurants is a way to keep smokers from smoking, then so be it! More power to Mayor Bloomberg on this issue!

About Janet Morris

I'm from Huntsville, Alabama. I've got as many college credits as a doctorate candidate, and the GPA of some of them, too. I have a boss by the name of Amy Pond. She's a dachshund. My parents both grew up in Alabama.