Originally Posted by Brock Landers
You have got to be kidding me. The only reason you know they are smoking is because your nose catches the smallest smell of it (or you see them). The amount of smoke getting from their cigarette to your lungs is so ridiculously minimal it does not matter. In between the 30 feet between chairs is open air, a little wind, and the smoke breaks up and moves along. It sounds like you really do give a rip about people smoking because if you cant smoke outside, where can you smoke? I dont smoke and I cant stand it, but if Im going to bitch about someone smoking and ruining my air, I might as well bitch about cars, lift engines, or any number of things. Its not like we are walking to the resorts or walkjing to the grocery store. I wouldnt ask someone not to use their car because the exhaust is toxic. If its your job to enforce the laws about not smoking on the lifts, then enforce it. Just get off the high horse- if someone wants to ruin themselves, thats fine- cause the minute amount of smoke he is contributing to my detriment pales in comparison to anything else im sucking in. Im not going to tell what people have to do and noone else should either. If its law, the law enforcement tells them. If youre so inclined go tell ski patrol, but to me it isnt a big deal.
Where's that clapping smilie?
Originally Posted by Mike Aswell
Fact: The filters in cigarette butts are made from cellulose acetate, a form of NON-biodegradable plastic. It takes about 15 years for a cigarette butt to break down in the environment. Pollutants contained in the butts can affect water quality.
That's why I only smoke cigars while skiing. Fully natural and biodegradable.
Originally Posted by JackFrost
Fact: anyone who inhales a puff of second-hand smoke has a 90% chance of dying of an agonizing death from lung cancer within 3 years.
I get so sick of hearing psuedo science being called facts.
You can make numbers and stats say anything you want if you word them right. Ask any accountant.
That's why you have to use your own mind.
It's an accepted fact that the main reason smoking is dangerous is that the tars and nicoteen stay in your lungs when you exhale the smoke.
a fact, right?
How then, can the smoke that is exhaled, having been purged of all the bad stuff, now suddenly be just as dangerous as the origional smoke?
Smells like bullshit to me.
Perhaps the smoke Nazis also have an agenda.
Perhaps the fact that smokers only hurt themselves and, because of that, anti-smoking support was down.
How can we change that?
Lets convince everyone that these bad smokers are also endangering us with their filthy habit.
I believe motorcyclist should wear helmets.
I'm against helmet laws.
I don't smoke. I believe smoking is harmful and you shouldn't do it.
I'm against anti-smoking laws.
I am against all laws designed to protect me from myself.