Breathing Again

It’s been a few months now, since the Denver smoking ban went into effect. I realize now, it’s saving me money. No longer do I have to take some sort of allergy medication before going out, nor do I have to immediately shower off, when arriving home (who wants to go to bed smelling like smoke, if you’re a non-smoker?) and no longer is my first task, that next morning, to wash everything worn that night.

Despite all this, me being a non-smoker, I still am not sure how I feel about this ban. I mean, this really sucks for the smokers. Should they have to suffer just because non-smokers put up a better argument? After speaking to some random smokers and non-smokers, I can’t really get a good handle on the overall opinion of this ban. A few out-of-state friends have asked about it and how ‘we’ like it. I’m not really sure?

But, I’ll tell you what, I like being able to go anywhere in Denver and not smell like an ashtray at the end of the night. Sorry, smokers.

1 Comment so far

  1. John (unregistered) on October 7th, 2006 @ 11:43 am

    My take on it is this. We all have rights. I have a right to not smoke, smokers have a right to smoke. However, problem arises when their right, is shown to cause cancer in me. I feel for them, I’d be a shaky crakhead looking for dime, if Diet Coke were banned, but I don’t want cancer. Who does? :) Well besides smokers I guess.

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