Comic 64 - Can Anyone Tell Us Why It Isn't Stupid?

19th Nov 2010, 2:59 PM
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19th Nov 2010, 3:20 PM
Um... maybe because "stupid" isn't harsh enough of a word?
The anti-smoking laws passed out this way a while back have managed to make it look like we have a massive homeless population. Can't pass an alley without seeing some poor smokers who have been forced to smoke there.
I don't smoke, but i don't support that kind of tyrannical control of people's lives, either.
19th Nov 2010, 3:53 PM
The overall philosophy I've always held is: if you're going to smoke, don't be a dick about it. I never went around blowing smoke anyone's face; and if I was with someone I didn't know well, I would ask permission to light one up first. The flip side being that when I'm smoking 50 feet away from someone I expected them to not started faking a coughing fit just to be funny.

On the business side of things, I don't think it's right for the government to tell business owners that they cannot allow smoking in their building. If a bar wants to prohibit smoking, then that's the bar's decision; they have the right to encourage or discourage whatever type of people they want to come into the bar. It is not the government's responsibility.

And yeah, droves of homeless looking people. Good smokers, though, know places to hide from the world when they nip out for one.
19th Nov 2010, 9:10 PM
...and after the public school funding the smokers paid for when they played state lottery games goes down because they are not showing up to play from them not be able to smoke at them anymore, BOOM! Trans fats! BOOM! Cola! ....they are all next, ...and I love all of them.
20th Nov 2010, 9:00 PM
Mr. Freeman
Yeah... Thats one of the perks of being a relatively avid concert goer. If I feel like smoking at a concert, who is going to stop me? I can smoke other places too, but I enjoy the social aspect of sharing a cig while music blares, and while i am surrounded by hundreds of people doing the same thing (except usually what they're smoking differs from the average cigs i carry haha). I just cant get the social aspect of smoking anymore... saaad panda.
22nd Nov 2010, 2:32 PM
I had pretty bad lungs as a kid, which was a problem because I had a few lifelong smokers in my family. As a result I can now hold my breath for up to two minutes.
I don't think a person has a right to get up in someone's face, completely disregarding their right to clean (well, cleaner) air just because of their bad habit. But I also feel that people who do smoke deserve a little dignity. Just like there are places where people can and can't drink, I feel there should be places where people can and can't smoke. I don't want anyone coming to a school with beer or ciggerates, but that doesn't mean I don't feel people have a perfect right to them at a bar. The allowing and banning of such things should be the responsibilty of the business owners who have to deal with the consequences.
10th Feb 2011, 10:35 AM
Darn right, all of you. Get the government out of it.
11th Feb 2011, 1:19 AM
I think my father is the only bar owner in my town that was happy about the ban. It gave him an opportunity to ban smoking in the bar without offending his customer base. I, on the other hand, don't see why we can't allow smoking in the bar after the grill shuts down.
31st Mar 2011, 12:43 AM
"We're cold, we smell bad, and we feel like crap..."


"We must be smokers"

wait, what? then why the f**k is that one guy wearing a sleeping bag?!
8th Jan 2013, 5:52 AM
Diggy G
Getting into an elevator with someone that just finished a cigarette is like getting into an elevator with someone that just went number two in their Depends: they both smell awful and you are expected to politely ignore the stench.