“And force non-smokers to endure nasty, foul-smelling cigarette smoke”
Non smokers were always free to leave
They are too clueless to think of that.
All the non-smokers I know were once smokers and all of them admit they enjoy the 2nd hand smoke.
Now, people have been telling me I would die young and I am past 70 1/2. People have been telling me I would end up with crepe paper skin and now they are amazed to learn my age because I am told I don’t look it. I am perfectly willing to continue paying my own health care costs, since I have paid both sides of Medicare/SS forever, still pay because I am still vital enough to work and since I have only seen an MD for an injury in the past couple of years, take no medications and prior to the ER visit had seen a physician 3x in ten years to have a wart removed, I am obviously not a drain on our nation’s precious health resources. I am in fact, a net contributor in both taxes and health insurance premiums.
I am not alone nor am I some rare exception. I have watched non-smokers die of lung cancer and other terrible cancers.
So, SVTCobra03, I get that you detest all tobacco use. That is as much your right as it is my right and that of others to use tobacco. Figment spoke truth: non-smokers may leave the room if there are smokers present who are indulging.