Pat Meehan (alf@KGN.IBM.COM)
Wed, 16 Aug 1995 14:11:41 -0500
Jim Miller writes:
>I hate to be the one who has to point this out (since I'm a smoker) but
>would spin tomorrow if all the non-smokers left instead. It doesn't make
>any difference, so we might as well learn to live together and live with
>each others faults.
I agree with most of your post, however living together with each others
faults is ok ... AS long as it doesn't cause harm to others... and smoking
causes harm to others... You have your right to smoke... as long as it
doesn't infringe on my right to NOT smoke or to not breath your smoke.
As for summer camps ... (assuming the camp institutes the policy) smoking
should not be seen by the scouts. Scouters' meetings could handle someone
smoking assuming there is adequate ventilation as to not bother others.
I am a big advocate of no smoking period, but as I stated it is your right
but don't influence others or infringe on others right.
As a parent, I certainly wouldn't want my child exposed to your smoking
especially at a function which has as its Oath - keeping yourself
physically strong ... and morally straight! Physically fit and smoking
do not go hand in hand... And being in the great outdoors and promoting
kindness to this Earth - doesn't mean to pollute it at the same time...
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