MaudlinMutantMollusk: any city that passes laws like this should forfeit any share of tobacco tax money
The My Little Pony Killer: MaudlinMutantMollusk: any city that passes laws like this should forfeit any share of tobacco tax moneyThis.
slayer199: You give the government more power, this is what happens...the Nanny State.
Yeah, that'll help.
Yeah, that'll help
timujin: Stupid as what Santa Monica is doing is, that is an old picture of L.A., and probably tinted a little as well. Things looked like that in the 80's, you can see it in the movies filmed back then like in Beverly Hills Cop, but it's not like that now. We get some, but the most common thing occluding the sky these days is the marine layer.
xanadian: Nanny state, indeed.People used to smoke ALL THE farkING TIME in the 70s and before. Asthma was just as prevalent then as now. A couple whiffs of distant smoke isn't going to kill *anyone*. Especially any more than dust, smoke (other than cigarettes), exhaust, etc.I'm a nonsmoker, but holy shiat. This is getting out of control. It's like they're trying to enact a tobacco prohibition one inch at a time.Maybe they can do that with alcohol, right? You know. For public safety.
Aarontology: Just f*cking ban it already if you're going to make it so damned difficult and restricted.
ArcadianRefugee: Aarontology: Just f*cking ban it already if you're going to make it so damned difficult and restricted.Not with those taxes coming in.
Buffet: This doesn't surprise me. Santa Monica has been THE place where bodybuilders congregate for decades. There's no room for smokers. Off you go then. Begone losers.
fluffy2097: If there is no market for housing units that are for smokers, there would be no smoking housing units.I agree that section 8 and public housing of the sort should all be non smoking, but private apartments and houses? They should just make it known that it's a smoking establishment and let the free market take care of if people want to live there or not.Apartment managers already have a huge incentive to go non smoking. Smokers destroy the apartments they're in. Cleanup takes a lot of work. If there was no market, smoking rooms wouldn't exist./All smokers really need are gazebos here and there with ash trays in them. most smokers are perfectly fine to smoke outside, but they wont stand in the rain, you need to give them a roof.
Jirafa: That said, the ideal solution would be to ban smoking on a building by building basis, instead of banning it outright.
basemetal: [realitypod.com image 460x276]Yeah, that'll help.
Confabulat: I don't care about cigarettes but good luck getting me to stop smoking weed in my apartment. I heard somewhere that might be considered illegal in some places but really, who cares.
abhorrent1: When are they gonna go after the fatties? They need to find a way to tax them.
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