As a non-smoker I think the whole smoking ban is pretty silly.
In Winnipeg for example, if I were a smoker and wanted a cig with my coffee I could walk into a Robins Donuts and puff away. If I was a non -smoker I could go to a Tim Horton’s, which has always been smoke free, to enjoy my coffee.
As a consenting and knowledgeable adult we were better off when we had the choice. I don't need Big Brother (read: Health Gestapo) to tell me how to live my life.
I know in Winnipeg, a lot of businesses had separate sealed off smoking rooms to prevent non-smokers from coming into contact with second hand smoke.
Overall, I found this to be an acceptable compromise.
Furthermore, since Winnipeg invoked its own smoking ban many years ago, I have found non-smokers claims of persecution to be unfounded. All these people that loudly lobbied for smoke free premises never did show up when these businesses did go smoke free.
Instead many bars and restaurants went bankrupt.
WINNIPEG: Home of Canada's first skyscraper!
Last edited by Only The Lonely..; Jan 3, 2007 at 9:47 AM.