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Inhumanity of anti-smokers

BBC NEWS | Wales | BMA calls for hospitals smoke ban

The British Medical Association in Wales is calling for smoking to be banned in all hospital grounds.

Fair enough in the building - but in the grounds? A few years ago I was in a shocked state having driven an accident victim into hospital and the Nurses kept offering me a cigarette - even though I said I was a non-smoker. There are a lot of visitors and patients at hospitals who really benefit from a calming smoke. There poor bloody people who it no longer matters if they smoke, and denying them is plain cruel. And there is a small matter of freedom...

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Does this mean I'll no longer be treated to the sight of all the underage pregnant teenagers smoking roll-ups in the smoking shelter of my local hospital?

Spoilsports.

I'm sorry, but get over it. I am a hard-core anti-smoker with right to be. Not only asthmatic, my mother and stepfather have both smoked in our house since and during my childhood years. I can still remember those 'family vacation' car rides-- the entire vehicle filled with smoke. If I was lucky, they'd open the window a bit.
The last thing a patient with breathing problem needs while walking into the hospital is smoke blown in their face. Like I've addressed to my mother on countless occations, the smoke doesn't just disappear when you put out the cigarette. It's going to bother someone, somewhere, somehow. Smoking in general show a general disrespect for youself, knowing what harm it causes your body, and a disrespect for others (second-hand smoke factors, anyone?)
Watch out, someday it will be illegal to smoke in a house with children under the age of 18. If they can't go buy a pack of cigarettes, why should they have to suffer from the effects of smoke?

I'm sorry, but get over it. I am a hard-core anti-smoker with right to be. Not only asthmatic, my mother and stepfather have both smoked in our house since and during my childhood years. I can still remember those 'family vacation' car rides-- the entire vehicle filled with smoke. If I was lucky, they'd open the window a bit.
The last thing a patient with breathing problem needs while walking into the hospital is smoke blown in their face. Like I've addressed to my mother on countless occations, the smoke doesn't just disappear when you put out the cigarette. It's going to bother someone, somewhere, somehow. Smoking in general show a general disrespect for youself, knowing what harm it causes your body, and a disrespect for others (second-hand smoke factors, anyone?)
Watch out, someday it will be illegal to smoke in a house with children under the age of 18. If they can't go buy a pack of cigarettes, why should they have to suffer from the effects of smoke?

And, of course, this is an American point of view. (Hence the restrictions on cigarette purchases)

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