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seneca Post time: 2018-6-23 10:15
Well, the ublic has a right to be protected against the nefarious effects of your consumer habits ...

True story....
I was alone at a trade show here (Hawaii), smoking outside near a canopy connecting to the parking lot. A man comes up to me with a child in a carriage saying, "your not supposed to smoke here".
Knowing the law of being "20 ft away, from a overhead structure", I took 2 steps back and continued smoking.
He then yelled, "your still too close"!.
I then asked him if he had a tape measure to tell how far away, I was from the canopy.
He said, "I will call the police" (none came)
Keep in mind, I was alone, no one around when he showed up.

This just shows how "unneeded" this was.
People should not be given "reasons" to confront others.

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seneca Post time: 2018-6-22 15:23
I am NOT "hijacking" someone's thread on smoking; I am doubting YOUR SINCERITY because you have wr ...

'brought up the aspect of PUBLIC HEALTH, claiming that "SECOND-HAND SMOKE IS HARMFUL TO PEOPLE'S HEALTH".

I am quoting expert medical opinion!  You are entitled to your opinion, I stick to mine.

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pnp Post time: 2018-6-23 10:42
'brought up the aspect of PUBLIC HEALTH, claiming that "SECOND-HAND SMOKE IS HARMFUL TO PEOPLE'S H ...

yes...
it smells
but....
is it worth having a cop come?

How much of a "health risk" is there?
From what I read, it is something like 1 in 100,000
(underestimate)
Would be more worried what is in the water or that car coming down the street.

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seneca Post time: 2018-6-23 11:56
But YOU are NOT an EXPERT, yet you act as if YOU were an AUTHORITY. Other posters with expertise i ...

'But YOU are NOT an EXPERT, yet you act as if YOU were an AUTHORITY. '

That's what you think; I never act like an authority. I accept expert medical opinions, unlike you, who like to oppose for opposition sake, even go against expert opinion, thinking you are better than them.   I am humble, I don't come out with my personal theory on secondhand smoke!

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seneca Post time: 2018-6-23 12:16
"That's what you think..."
Someone doesn't like a valid characterization of himself... Truth doe ...

'valid characteriszation'?  That's your nasty attempt to silence your opposition!

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