by Brandi Conway
May 01, 2004
When I mentioned the children as well as the right to choose, I was talking about any place. Of course I don't mean to bring kids to the bar, I am sure you could have guessed that. I am talking about places like the city park, the play grounds or baseball fields. You have people who do not care when children are present, they light up and will even blow smoke in the direction of children. Heck it doesn't matter if the person is a child are not. So what I want to know is when you are sitting on the bleachers watching your child's game and the person next to you lights up and starts smoking and smoke is going all directions, whose rights were just infringed upon? Or if the person was asked maybe to wait to smoke or smoke somewhere else. Is that against their rights? I guess it is a question of common courtesy.
I used to be a smoker and haven't
smoked in almost 8 years, but even when I did smoke I took into
consideration the people around me - especially children. I just
believe smoking anywhere around kids or people with respiratory
problems is wrong, regardless of the smoker's rights. I thought
that even as a smoker but maybe I am alone in this thought. But,
oh well, it has never bothered me to put someone else's rights
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