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Cigarette Smoking Ban

Playgirl's Most Befitting Quote For Today:

“There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't
for our lungs there'd be no place to put it all.”
- Robert Orben


A bill has been proposed to ban people from smoking in their car, if children under 18 are present.

I don't smoke, so this law wouldn't affect me, but this affects my health so much MORE than 2nd hand smoking.

So why hasn't a bill been proposed, banning this, ALSO??!!

Your thoughts please.













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dagulfsghost
May. 19th, 2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
because if you banned that, the Republicans would go bankrupt.
playgirl
May. 19th, 2007 06:27 pm (UTC)
Gee, I never thought
Gee, I never thought of that, but I think you're right!
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playgirl
May. 19th, 2007 06:28 pm (UTC)
I'd much rather inhale 2nd hand smoking than all that junk I see in all the photos!
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ninjaguydan
May. 19th, 2007 06:34 pm (UTC)
Good, I hope they make ciggy's illegal. Thatway me and my underworld friends can find a new way to make some quick cash....I think I should begin stocking cartons in my closet.

Ch-Ching! Thanks, Uncle Moron!
-)
playgirl
May. 19th, 2007 06:48 pm (UTC)
rascal!
You are such a rascal!
Black Market Economics 101 - ninjaguydan - May. 19th, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC) - Expand
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marc17
May. 19th, 2007 06:54 pm (UTC)
Before I'd make a judgement, i'd want to see some good data and research (by independant researchers) on the effects of smoke in a car on children. Compare that versus the risks of other issues and the prevention measures made for them. Then, if action is deemed warrented due legitimate risk above other issues, start discussing the powers and rights of parents to raise their children. Then we could start actually discussing the wording of the law, because most of these things are knee jerk reactionary legislation against something that never takes into account consequences or even legal wording (such as the WA state anti-smoking law).
playgirl
May. 21st, 2007 04:24 pm (UTC)
It's obvious to me you're a thinker, and this is why I'm glad you're my LJ friend. I've learned quite a few things from you!
nebris
May. 19th, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC)
Because you don't have a lobbyist.

~M~
playgirl
May. 20th, 2007 01:28 am (UTC)
Gumballs
Do you think if I start charging friends two quarters instead of one for a gum from my gumball machines, I'll be able to afford buying me a lobbyist?!
p0stmdrnpr1mt1v
May. 19th, 2007 07:09 pm (UTC)
because mass suicide is progress
playgirl
May. 21st, 2007 04:21 pm (UTC)
I'm starting to believe you're right! :o(
prader
May. 19th, 2007 07:25 pm (UTC)
"So why hasn't a bill been proposed, banning this, ALSO??!!"

Because, all "feel good" talk to the contrary, we can't live without whatever comfort that smoke provides.
playgirl
May. 21st, 2007 03:46 pm (UTC)
You're right about that. We've all become spoiled brats!
sweeny_todd
May. 19th, 2007 09:33 pm (UTC)
*sigh*

aomwonw ia making a lot of money polluting the earth :(
playgirl
May. 20th, 2007 01:33 am (UTC)
Er...
*sigh* I know.

Er...who is aomwonw ia?...
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buddave
May. 19th, 2007 09:58 pm (UTC)
That's my head smoking after hearing about the immigration bill proposed by our staff of idiots....
playgirl
May. 21st, 2007 03:47 pm (UTC)
I know, Sweety Pie!
bluesman02779
May. 19th, 2007 10:51 pm (UTC)
We recycle just about everything in my town. My favorite thing is people who leave their engines running while running about sorting all their recyclables.

Reading all these comments...I'm surprised noone's traced any problems back to Bill and Hillary Clinton. Every problem on earth can be traced back to them...right?
playgirl
May. 21st, 2007 03:51 pm (UTC)
If only everybody took the time to recycle, it would help Mother Earth so much!

My city just recently started giving us these large blue trash cans especially for materials that can be recycled. This made me very, very happy!

Where in the world have you been? I've missed you!!
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moon_shine
May. 19th, 2007 11:10 pm (UTC)
Cough! Cough! Cough! Cough! oh that was just me taking a deep breath of cloud lol
It is to bad this is not a joke, maybe that is why so many people are on Oxygen now days my O2 compressor takes the Oxygen out of the air it takes in and you should see all the crap that is caught in the filter! It is not some thing you would want in your lungs.
The guy that said that it is just all steam just what planet does he live on any way.

When I pass out Sunshine are you going to give me mouth to mouth?! I sure hope so maybe even a little more??? =o) heheeeee...
Love you sunshine!!! ;o)
playgirl
May. 21st, 2007 03:58 pm (UTC)
If you pass out, you better believe I'll be there to give you mouth to mouth resuscitation, and then I’ll place one of my nipples in your mouth to suck on. I’m sure that will bring you back! ;o)
Hey I need some mouth to mouth ;o) - moon_shine - May. 23rd, 2007 06:42 pm (UTC) - Expand
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neo_prodigy
May. 20th, 2007 12:16 am (UTC)
it sounds nice on paper but i don't see how they would be able to enforce it. pragmatically speaking, i don't see it working.
playgirl
May. 21st, 2007 02:34 am (UTC)
Sweety Pie, I believe they already enforce it!
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mysticpickle
May. 20th, 2007 01:24 am (UTC)
Dear God. Can you say PROHIBITION all over again?? Why don't they just make the cigarettes them selves illegal so all us smokers can start a black market and fill our more than overcrowded jails with more people for stupid reasons.
typewriterking
May. 20th, 2007 01:32 am (UTC)
My inner gangsta loves the plan. :)
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stevie_stever
May. 20th, 2007 01:40 am (UTC)
The real reason, apart from the first reason listed by dagulfsghost, is that the cigarette companies have long since diversified. They're freakishly HUGE, and cover more than just tobacco.

Take for instance, RJR Nabisco. Nabisco is (or rather WAS) a major food products company, for cereal, cookies, you name it. When companies get as large and powerful as this one, it becomes extraordinarily difficult to legislate against them when they can simply line the pockets of some politician for a total that shocks any of us, but to the company is a drop in a bucket.

Furthermore, government legislation gets gun-shy with committing to legislature that might tempt such a company to start lobbying the interests of a political opponent.
playgirl
May. 21st, 2007 04:19 pm (UTC)
I never knew this! You are so intelligent Stevie! I'm so glad you're my LJ friend!
nishar
May. 20th, 2007 01:48 am (UTC)
Cause power companies own our politicains souls. So none of them will touch big oil, coal or nuclear power companies.
kmilligan
May. 20th, 2007 04:57 am (UTC)
Yeah! Which, since I use electricity, and this post would be evidence you do as well, I consider a good thing.
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ninjaguydan
May. 20th, 2007 02:37 am (UTC)
oh hey, a bit off pount, but it looks like that border crossing is getting easier.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070519/ap_on_re_us/iraq_border_training;_ylt=Auric0m5a4y28T9FN_NJvWZH2ocA

Thanks GWB!
-)
playgirl
May. 21st, 2007 04:16 pm (UTC)
Aye! Please tell me that isn't true!
kmilligan
May. 20th, 2007 04:55 am (UTC)
Well, the top one is the cooling towers of a nuclear power plant, so the only thing coming out from the top is steam. Nuclear plants don't generate any air pollution at all. Not even CO2 emissions. They do produce radioactive waste, but there are ways to deal with that if there's political will to do so.
playgirl
May. 21st, 2007 04:06 pm (UTC)
Well darn! So it looks like one of my LJ friends was right about it! :o(

I'll just have to look for other pictures that produce pollution. Thanks for the info.! :o)
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playgirl
May. 21st, 2007 04:11 pm (UTC)
Will homes be next?! I'm sure it will!

You make me laugh so much while you're educating me, and I love it Sweety Pie!
davev1968
May. 21st, 2007 05:03 pm (UTC)
The top picture is of the cooling towers of a nuclear power plant. There is no pollution that picture, what you are seeing is water vapor.

As for the others, are you willing to go without cars, manufactured goods, and electricity.

It is easier to go without cigarettes, but hard to turn the clock back 200 years.
davev1968
May. 21st, 2007 05:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, and there are a lot of laws governing emissions from factories, power plants, and vehicles.
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