Welcome to
Mod The Sims
Online: 1167
News:
Have an account? Sign in:
pass:
If you don't have an account, why not sign up now? It's free!
Other sites: SimsWiki
Reply  Replies: 18 (Who?), Viewed: 4135 times.
Search this Thread
Old 18th May 2018, 11:21 PM DefaultShould Smoking In Public Be Banned? #1
Emerald1234
Original Poster

Scholar

Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 1,554


i say yes because when someone is walking in the street smoking it can go into peoples faces,they inhale the second hand smoke and could have health problems in the future due to that of course i'm not saying they can only smoke at home but there should be designated smoking areas everywhere.

I May Be Life Dumb But I'm Sim Smart(mostly).
My Tumblr
Old 19th May 2018, 3:46 PM #2
TheSweetToddler
Forum Resident

Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 706
Thanks: 1279 in 23 Posts
21 Achievements

View My Journal


I think in some places of the world they have already banned smoking in public, and I agree that they should, because it's not fair towards the people who hate the smell of smoke, and especially when there's children around.

- Anything is Possible -

Join my Discord server if you want ---> https://discord.gg/tvrTafF
Watch speed animating videos or rendered short movies of sims ---> https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK...w_as=subscriber
Last edited by TheSweetToddler : 8th Sep 2018 at 1:22 AM.
Old 19th May 2018, 4:53 PM #3
simmer22
Mad Poster

Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 5,874
Thanks: 3 in 1 Posts
3 Achievements


It's not directly banned outside where I live, but it's not allowed to smoke inside public buildings and there are only designated areas outside now. I'm all for restricting smoking even more. If people want to ruin their health, it's up to them. But that doesn't mean they've got the right to ruin other people's health with their bad habits.

Personally, I can't stand the smoke. It makes me a bit nauseous, and I tend to get a cough and a headache if I'm standing close to someone who is smoking. It also smells really bad, and I struggle when sitting beside a person who's just been out smoking (their clothes and breath tend to smell like month-old garbage).

I'm also not a fan of snuff (it's a replacement for a lot of smokers around here, and it's a more or less popular bad habit among young people who'd probably otherwise been smoking). Sure, it's better for non-smokers (they're only damaging their own health, unless they're pregnant), but it's still gross. One of my roommates while I was studying had an awful tendency to leave the snuff bags in the bathroom (in the shower, on the sink, in the toilet, etc.) instead of the garbage bin, to the rest of his roommates' frustration. Someone I know also used snuff while pregnant, potentially risking causing harm to the baby.
Old 22nd May 2018, 5:22 PM #4
rb47798
Lab Assistant

Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 72


Quote:
Originally Posted by Emerald1234
i say yes because when someone is walking in the street smoking it can go into peoples faces,they inhale the second hand smoke and could have health problems in the future due to that of course i'm not saying they can only smoke at home but there should be designated smoking areas everywhere.


I agree i shouldn't have to passively smoke the filthy smoke coming from the cigarette, it harms you and others around you especially if you have lung problems e.g Asthma. Also smoking areas in resteraunts are usually outdoor seating which is really ashame I can't simply eat or drink outside of a café on a nice day, because of coughing and spluttering people slowly killing themselves and others slowly by smoking, It costs health services too much like the NHS (except US healthcare) smoking should be banned from shops AND shouldnt be allowed and be illegal. I don't care that you like smoking, It is YOUR fault for getting addicted. You are harming those around you.
Whats more important everyone's saftery or your enjoyment?

Hi my name is Carla Shaw you can stop at 5 or 6 stores or just one. I don't need friends, they disappoint me.
Old 11th Jul 2018, 6:06 PM #5
Shamalamamoomoo5
Test Subject

Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 1


Yeah I agree. It seems that smoking is rude especially when you do it in front of a person, so yes
Old 27th Aug 2018, 12:09 PM #6
cord11
Lab Assistant

Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 201
Thanks: 141 in 4 Posts
8 Achievements


The only people I actively dislike are the jerks who light it up at bus stops. It's actually banned within 7 metres, but of course people still smoke, and then become slobs by throwing the buds on the ground, sometimes still smoking, sometimes in a garden. The rest of the province only happens to be burning right now, so why not try and burn down some more? And there's so many cigarette buds left on the ground, it's disgusting. "It's just one," but open your eyes, "just one" adds up quick when many people are doing it everyday, and no one really cleans up your mess. My mom used to smoke, but quit. She just carried around a tiny ashcan because she was responsible and actually cleaned up after herself. Same idea should go with litter, carry it with you until you can throw it away, it's not hard!

Like there's some smokers who aren't bad, but the bad ones are awful.

Why do I have a badly done MS Paint spiral as my profile pic you ask? Well you see I have nothing better to put there than a thing I quickly made during a grade 10 business class.
Old 9th Sep 2018, 6:12 PM #7
Johnny_Bravo
Alchemist

Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 2,829
Thanks: 8177 in 67 Posts
14 Achievements

View My Journal


I always stay away from kids and non-smokers who are bothered by it. As a smoker I dislike people who come stand next to me and start complaining about it. Just go away will ye.
With tabacco taxes skyrocketing and becoming unaffordable I don't see an additional need to ban it. We already have tiny designated smoking areas in public places.
I know we don't smell nice, but there's worse things to smell in public.

I feel smoking isn't frowned upon as much in Europe as it is in the US, though.

Reality's an illusion, the universe is a hologram, buy gold! Byeeee
__________
Need help building? We'll help.
Last edited by Johnny_Bravo : 9th Sep 2018 at 11:31 PM.
Old 14th Sep 2018, 12:57 PM #8
HarVee
Theorist

Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 2,520
Thanks: 208 in 4 Posts
5 Achievements


Quote:
Originally Posted by rb47798
I agree i shouldn't have to passively smoke the filthy smoke coming from the cigarette, it harms you and others around you especially if you have lung problems e.g Asthma. Also smoking areas in resteraunts are usually outdoor seating which is really ashame I can't simply eat or drink outside of a café on a nice day, because of coughing and spluttering people slowly killing themselves and others slowly by smoking, It costs health services too much like the NHS (except US healthcare) smoking should be banned from shops AND shouldnt be allowed and be illegal. I don't care that you like smoking, It is YOUR fault for getting addicted. You are harming those around you.
Whats more important everyone's saftery or your enjoyment?

You know what also harms ya? The pollutants from vehicle exhaust emissions. The pollutants from the coal we burn for electricity. Waste from plastic, aluminium, and synthetic rubber products.

But yeah no I totally agree. We must blame the smokers for ruining the air, costing healthcare services money and just plain being a rational human by putting their personal enjoyment over that of a person they've never met. That'll show 'em and get them to stop indefinitely.

/wɒt Iz lʌv?/
/beɪbi dəʊnt həːt miː/
/dəʊnt həːt miː/
/nəʊ mɔː/
Last edited by HarVee : 18th Sep 2018 at 4:40 AM.
Old 24th Sep 2018, 3:09 AM #9
PANDAQUEEN
Alchemist

Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 3,008


I suffer from coughing fits from the mere scent of it. Although I outgrew my asthma when I started high school, it is an irritant regardless.

In Washington state, the minimum distance to smoke in public from the entrance to a public or commercial lot's building is 25 feet. Now that I live in New Jersey, I don't know the minimum distance, but yes, I prefer to be in a no smoking zone.

Also, I don't understand the custom of smoking. Who'd want to be burned alive from the inside out?

"There are some obstacles that cannot be removed with a mere show of force."
-King of Atlantis, as portrayed by Leonard Nimoy, Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Old 24th Sep 2018, 2:32 PM #10
mustluvcatz
Former Hamster



Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 3,646
Thanks: 74957 in 146 Posts
31 Achievements

View My Journal


Former smoker here (quit the day I had open heart surgery) and I can't stand the smell of it now. That said: as long as it's outside and not right in my face? Ok, let "em smoke.

Anyone else notice that the "No Smoking" signs include " No Vaping" now?
Old 24th Sep 2018, 4:08 PM #11
PANDAQUEEN
Alchemist

Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 3,008


Quote:
Originally Posted by mustluvcatz
Anyone else notice that the "No Smoking" signs include " No Vaping" now?


I noticed that back in Washington on the bus stops along the Swift line in Snohomish County.

"There are some obstacles that cannot be removed with a mere show of force."
-King of Atlantis, as portrayed by Leonard Nimoy, Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Old 25th Sep 2018, 1:24 AM #12
HarVee
Theorist

Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 2,520
Thanks: 208 in 4 Posts
5 Achievements


Quote:
Originally Posted by PANDAQUEEN
Also, I don't understand the custom of smoking. Who'd want to be burned alive from the inside out?

For me it's not that I want to be burned alive from the inside out as you put it, but rather smoking helps me deal my stress and bipolar. Smoking helps me get out of bed and outside when I'm depressed. Smoking also gives me time to slow down and observe the world around me, to which this time helps lower my stress.

/wɒt Iz lʌv?/
/beɪbi dəʊnt həːt miː/
/dəʊnt həːt miː/
/nəʊ mɔː/
Old 26th Sep 2018, 6:34 PM #13
Johnny_Bravo
Alchemist

Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 2,829
Thanks: 8177 in 67 Posts
14 Achievements

View My Journal


If it'd burn me from the inside out I probably wouldn't smoke either. I agree with harvee about getting out of bed. This month and next month I don't have any money at all, so there were a few days already where I just didn't leave my bed, because why should I get up and go out when I can't even have a cigarette?

Alright this got off-topic.

Reality's an illusion, the universe is a hologram, buy gold! Byeeee
__________
Need help building? We'll help.
Last edited by Johnny_Bravo : 26th Sep 2018 at 7:08 PM.
Old 27th Sep 2018, 2:09 AM #14
NavyBluePanda
Test Subject

Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 6


I feel like banning smoking shouldn't need to be a thing, however there should be a ban on walking down the street or smoking in crowded public areas; I know it varies heavily on the laws of where you are as to whether or not they're a thing, but they're certainly not here—or at least aren't enforced.
I have COPD from having lived with smokers until I was fifteen; it destroyed my lungs when I was really young, and it's only gotten worse over the years. Cigarette smoke could easily kill me, and there's a lot of people like me (whether they have COPD, asthma, or any other health problem that affects it), which is why these things are so important. Yeah, sure "just don't do it around kids" is fine and dandy, but there's a lot more people than just kids that it's a severe health hazard to, and you don't know who that's going to be (unless, like one of my best friends, they wear a filter mask).
I'm not gonna tell a smoker to "just quit", it's not that simple, and I know that—addiction is a complex health issue—but when you're smoking around others, it's not just you that it's affecting, which is why these areas need to be a thing, and people using those specific areas needs to be enforced.
Old 16th Oct 2018, 7:44 PM #15
suzanne70
Lab Assistant

Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 148
Thanks: 49 in 3 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnny_Bravo
I always stay away from kids and non-smokers who are bothered by it. As a smoker I dislike people who come stand next to me and start complaining about it. Just go away will ye.
With tabacco taxes skyrocketing and becoming unaffordable I don't see an additional need to ban it. We already have tiny designated smoking areas in public places.
I know we don't smell nice, but there's worse things to smell in public.

I feel smoking isn't frowned upon as much in Europe as it is in the US, though.


You’re still putting you’re health at risk when smoking. Here in Australia the cheapest pack is about $33. I don’t know how much they are over where you are, but they still should ban it to make everyone stop.
Old 17th Oct 2018, 9:51 PM #16
ShadowMT13
Lab Assistant

Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 81


As bad as smoking is, I don't think banning it in public would be a good Idea, however I do know places like Japan have designated smoking areas where those with the unhealthy hobby/addiction could have their cigarettes and other places like the USA only have places with rules like no smoking inside the building and all that. Perhaps a good way to deal with this would be to take a playing card out of Japan's deck and start having designated smoking areas where you have to go smoke there if you need your fix and make it illegal to smoke outside of these areas.
Old 19th Oct 2018, 4:15 PM #17
Johnny_Bravo
Alchemist

Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 2,829
Thanks: 8177 in 67 Posts
14 Achievements

View My Journal


Quote:
Originally Posted by suzanne70
You’re still putting you’re health at risk when smoking. Here in Australia the cheapest pack is about $33. I don’t know how much they are over where you are, but they still should ban it to make everyone stop.


Here in Germany I can still buy packs for about €5. I know how unhealthy smoking is, that's no new information.

The US has a so called 'Opioid Epidemic'. That means they should ban Opioids as a whole, right?
There are alcoholics putting their health at risk. There are people out there who only eat fast food, putting their health at risk. There are people out there doing extreme sports, putting their lives at risk. Let's just ban everything so there aren't any health and life risks anymore.
Also, forcing people to stop smoking is bad, and you can't do that. It's an addiction, but a legal one. Quitting any drug is a long and unpleasant experience.
See the Prohibition which banned alcohol, nicotine and marihuana, and the uproar that came with it.

At last, banning substances makes way for new spots in the black market. Has banning marihuana stopped people from growing and smoking it? Has banning cocaine and heroin stop people from taking it? There's always a way to get it. And that in case, adds to the already ridiculously expensive war on drugs, which is paid by the taxpayers.

Reality's an illusion, the universe is a hologram, buy gold! Byeeee
__________
Need help building? We'll help.
Last edited by Johnny_Bravo : 19th Oct 2018 at 4:34 PM.
Old 19th Oct 2018, 6:12 PM #18
suzanne70
Lab Assistant

Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 148
Thanks: 49 in 3 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnny_Bravo
Here in Germany I can still buy packs for about €5. I know how unhealthy smoking is, that's no new information.

The US has a so called 'Opioid Epidemic'. That means they should ban Opioids as a whole, right?
There are alcoholics putting their health at risk. There are people out there who only eat fast food, putting their health at risk. There are people out there doing extreme sports, putting their lives at risk. Let's just ban everything so there aren't any health and life risks anymore.
Also, forcing people to stop smoking is bad, and you can't do that. It's an addiction, but a legal one. Quitting any drug is a long and unpleasant experience.
See the Prohibition which banned alcohol, nicotine and marihuana, and the uproar that came with it.

At last, banning substances makes way for new spots in the black market. Has banning marihuana stopped people from growing and smoking it? Has banning cocaine and heroin stop people from taking it? There's always a way to get it. And that in case, adds to the already ridiculously expensive war on drugs, which is paid by the taxpayers.


I’m a smoker and I’m trying to quit and it is very hard. So is my mum and she’s a heavy smoker. I’m only saying this because of how expensive cigarettes are in Australia but I need to quit because I can’t afford to keep doing it.
Old 19th Oct 2018, 8:49 PM #19
Johnny_Bravo
Alchemist

Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 2,829
Thanks: 8177 in 67 Posts
14 Achievements

View My Journal


Quote:
Originally Posted by suzanne70
I’m a smoker and I’m trying to quit and it is very hard. So is my mum and she’s a heavy smoker. I’m only saying this because of how expensive cigarettes are in Australia but I need to quit because I can’t afford to keep doing it.


Then there honestly is no reason to ban them, just because you want to stop.

Reality's an illusion, the universe is a hologram, buy gold! Byeeee
__________
Need help building? We'll help.
Reply


Section jump:


Powered by MariaDB Some icons by http://dryicons.com.