This may have something to do with people not willing to give up polluting the air with toxic chemicals using a specialy designed utilities, such as cars.
You think my cigarette is gonna strip the trees from leafs? Well, a single "proud american SUV" car can pollute the air at a rate I'm never gonna keep up with with my cigs.
And as for your last sentence: I'm not saying alcoholics or stupid people are toxic, it's just it's like with cow dung -- it's not harmfull, but sticking around it doesn't seem to be a great way to spend an afternoon.
As a side note: chlorine triflouride and nitric oxide are poisones, are know as such and releasing them into the air would serve no other purpose than making other people sick. Cigaretes, like it or not, became a part of the culture, just like booze, illegal drugs and bar-fights. It's not something we should be proud of, but it's something we do.
The only problem I see when it comes to smoking in public places is this: is your right not to inhale smoke from my cigarette is more important than my right to smoke it? I see it as that I am tolerant to most of your irritating activities (such as drink, being stupid, fart, and such) and you should be tolerant to mine (smoke, being stupid, fart, and such).
And if we're not gonna be tolerant, than explain it to me, why should I tolerate the stupid drunk people, who are still _far_ more dangerous with their fists, broken bottles and cue-clubs than me with my Marlboro Lights? Live and let others live goddammit.
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