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02-06-2013, 10:39 AM
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This whole "smokers vs non-smokers" thing would all go away if we were just allowed to murder people. What, like some smoker is going to catch me in a foot race after I've offed his pal... with THOSE lungs? Heh. Good luck with that, Hackey McSmokesalot.

Stupid feds telling us what we can or can't do.

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Really?

Because they're both addictive substances.

Depending on various factors (body weight, experience, intelligence, age, etc.) you could very well become a disturbance in public. So please don't tell me drinking has zero impact on the comfort of others.
A single drink won't lead anyone to become a public disturbance.

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02-06-2013, 10:48 AM
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A single drink won't lead anyone to become a public disturbance.
Like I said, your absolutes don't apply.. A single drink to you may not do anything but to some it will..

You obviously have this wicked hatred of smoking but that doesn't make drinking "better" than smoking...

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02-06-2013, 10:55 AM
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Like I said, your absolutes don't apply.. A single drink to you may not do anything but to some it will..

You obviously have this wicked hatred of smoking but that doesn't make drinking "better" than smoking...
A single drink won't impact anyone, slim or not, to the point of a public disturbance.

Not unless you have starved them for weeks.

We don't have to deal in absolutes for my point to make sense. There is absolutely ZERO positive outcome to smoking. It is a losing deal all across the board.

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02-06-2013, 10:56 AM
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And my wicked hatred of smoking, even after I've admitted I don't feel the government needs to get involved, stems from two facts...

1. It stinks like hot garbage.
2. It is a huge drain on the economy.

In the context of Sens games, I'm glad they addressed the issue.

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02-06-2013, 11:10 AM
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And my wicked hatred of smoking, even after I've admitted I don't feel the government needs to get involved, stems from two facts...

1. It stinks like hot garbage.
2. It is a huge drain on the economy.

In the context of Sens games, I'm glad they addressed the issue.
Huh? Huge drain on the economy? Why do you think they even sell the things? Do you know how much money is raked in from cigarettes?

I get that it comes with health costs, but your fooling yourself if you don't think alcohol has the same if not more health costs associated with it...

and your right in the context of Sens games it is the right move, as long as it's done properly..

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In other Ottawa smoking news, Bluesfest is going to be 100% smoke free this year.

I wonder if they'll try policing it in a 20,000-30,000 crowd on a night with a big headliner.

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02-06-2013, 11:21 AM
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Whether you can believe it or not, there are reasons other than to 'cause a public disturbance' that people smoke.

So you don't like the smell? What if I don't like the smell of your new cologne? Is it now banned, because I think it smells like 'hot garbage'?

Accidents caused by drinking - injuries, D&D etc. aren't a drain on the economy? resources?

Please.

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02-06-2013, 11:22 AM
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What causes more of a disturbance at SBP when the Leafs are in town, alcohol or tobacco? Perhaps they should ban alcohol from those games?

For the record, I'm ok with the change...Trying to quit anyway

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02-06-2013, 12:27 PM
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It's 2013, why does anyone smoke cigarettes anymore?

I've never taken a drag I'm my life. If it looks like ****, smells like **** and kills you while draining your bank account then why would you even try it in the first place?

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02-06-2013, 12:39 PM
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# 1 killer drug Cigs
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The plot thickens.

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02-06-2013, 12:47 PM
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If somebody wants to drink beside me at a restaurant, I dont care.

If somebody wants to pop pills beside me at work, I dont care.

If somebody wants to smoke beside me, I care...

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02-06-2013, 01:09 PM
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Just take a snus and stay in your seat, problem solved!

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In other Ottawa smoking news, Bluesfest is going to be 100% smoke free this year.

I wonder if they'll try policing it in a 20,000-30,000 crowd on a night with a big headliner.
Where did you hear this? I haven't heard anything from the organisers yet this year on it... Good luck on policing that though! They can't even moderate the pot smoking at that venue.

EDIT - nevermind - found the link. Should be interesting at Bluesfest this year for sure!


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02-06-2013, 01:59 PM
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Where did you hear this? I haven't heard anything from the organisers yet this year on it... Good luck on policing that though! They can't even moderate the pot smoking at that venue.

EDIT - nevermind - found the link. Should be interesting at Bluesfest this year for sure!
Should be pretty empty.

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02-06-2013, 02:06 PM
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In other Ottawa smoking news, Bluesfest is going to be 100% smoke free this year.

I wonder if they'll try policing it in a 20,000-30,000 crowd on a night with a big headliner.
It doesn't matter if the line-up sucks. Last years was awful.

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02-06-2013, 02:15 PM
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Breathing in second hand smoke is obviously not like skipping through daisies and I don't blame people for avoiding it. But I have to laugh at people who make such a massive fuss about it. Some people spent way too much time on the nipple and being coddled by complaining overbearing parents. Our spoiled western society has created the biggest bunch of whiners to the point of embarrassment. Try living in complete poverty, like 80% of the world does. Then come back and cry about your second hand smoke you smelled for a few min

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02-06-2013, 03:02 PM
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Breathing in second hand smoke is obviously not like skipping through daisies and I don't blame people for avoiding it. But I have to laugh at people who make such a massive fuss about it. Some people spent way too much time on the nipple and being coddled by complaining overbearing parents. Our spoiled western society has created the biggest bunch of whiners to the point of embarrassment. Try living in complete poverty, like 80% of the world does. Then come back and cry about your second hand smoke you smelled for a few min
Great point.

It boggles my mind that second hand smoke is a hardship for people. The processed food these whiners eat is is full of toxins and harmfull, not second hand smoke.

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02-06-2013, 04:31 PM
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If somebody wants to drink beside me at a restaurant, I dont care.

If somebody wants to pop pills beside me at work, I dont care.

If somebody wants to smoke beside me, I care...
This isn't even really possible anymore. With new smoking laws and regulations, the only real way you can be exposed to second hand smoke, is if you're freely in a place that allows smoking (smoking area).

People who have legitimate breathing, or lung problems have every right to complain.

If you don't, suck it up, and move on. There are plenty of behaviours you indulge in that I find offensive as well.

(I'm looking at you Crocs wearers and Nickleback listeners)

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02-06-2013, 05:43 PM
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the way i see it, a stroll to gate 1 will either:

A. stop the phony smokers from even trying, or
B. joe smoker gets some more exercise

all while keeping complainers quiet. good move Ottawa Senators management

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02-06-2013, 07:53 PM
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Why is it that the smokers in this thread have such lame arguments? It is all ridiculous comparisons and blame shifting.

It's good that Scotiabank Place is finally doing something to combat the scourge that are smokers. There is nothing worse than having a gross smelling smoker sitting next to you at a game. At least now they'll have to walk a little farther to get the stink off of them. If only they'd enforce the laws for concerts.

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Maybe if it wasn't $20 for a Bistro burger and beer people would eat instead of smoking.

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Why is it that the smokers in this thread have such lame arguments? It is all ridiculous comparisons and blame shifting.

It's good that Scotiabank Place is finally doing something to combat the scourge that are smokers. There is nothing worse than having a gross smelling smoker sitting next to you at a game. At least now they'll have to walk a little farther to get the stink off of them. If only they'd enforce the laws for concerts.
Same could be said for your argument.

I've never seen the word 'stink' thrown around so much (aside from the numerous B. Lee threads).

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02-06-2013, 08:30 PM
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Same could be said for your argument.
Only if said person doesn't know the definition of the word argument.

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I've never seen the word 'stink' thrown around so much (aside from the numerous B. Lee threads).
I used that word once. ONCE. But nice try at hyperbole.

It is true though. Smokers stink really bad. If I had to choose between sitting next to a smoker or someone who just soiled themselves.... I'd have a hard decision on my hands!

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02-06-2013, 09:11 PM
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And my wicked hatred of smoking, even after I've admitted I don't feel the government needs to get involved, stems from two facts...

1. It stinks like hot garbage.
2. It is a huge drain on the economy.

In the context of Sens games, I'm glad they addressed the issue.
There is a reason a pack of cigarettes costs 2 to 3 times as much up here as it does in the states. The price difference is all tax which is pumped directly into healthcare.

Same reason alcohol and certain foods are taxed much more heavily up here.

As for the stink . . . there are plenty of people walking around that stink worse then any smoker. We should ban them too!

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