i'm not a smoker, and it's been about 4 years since i enjoyed the occasional cigar. however, i don't think smoking should be banned in the casinos. even more, i think they should legalize russian roulette.
the bi-product of a smoking habit is second-hand smoke. the smoke gets in my clothes, hair and lungs. i like to drink beer. the bi-product of my habit is urine. if you choose to smoke by me, i will start drinking beer and pee on you.
Additionally, in my opinion, banning smoking in public places helps prevent relapse for those who have quit, and helps to curtail the creation of addiction.
i think that helps big time. i had an old-roommate who used to smoke like crazy, and the minute NYC went smoke-free, he had much fewer relapses, especially in the winter months when he didn't want to stand outside.
btw - congrats on quitting - especially after 10 years... i bet the longer you smoke the harder it is to quit.
I totally agree with giving smokers space, especially in bars and casinos because it's so social. They're currently treated like criminals, freezing their asses off in front of some ashtray at the door. It isn't right because people don't understand.
Curious. Have you ever committed a crime and been subject to nothing more than standing in the cold in front of an ash tray? I assume this wasn't North Korea or anything.
I'm not sure I'm following the logical leap of your first sentence. Since a setting is social, we should give people space to smoke? I'm pretty sure that's not a good correlation to go with. How does social translate into smoking freedom?
For the record I don't smoke and I'm against the government telling any business what it can do in this regard.
Do you really think I'm going to have a dialogue with a guy that doesn't know me but makes wise comments about me and North Korea? Come on man...
I think smoking is simply dumb. Forcing others to endure your smoking habit is rude and inconsiderate.