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Old 02-21-2015, 12:08 PM
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Several very serious fires have been caused by people who are careless and think the whole world is their ashtray. Lives have been lost. I see the need for medical marijuana but I'm not convinced regarding recreational marijuana as I can see its use getting out of hand.
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Old 02-21-2015, 12:16 PM
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Easy to pick out the smokers on the road, they are driving 10 mph under the speed limit with the window down. No hurry to get where they are going, because they cant smoke when they get there...
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Are you serious ?
I think he has a valid observation, check it out the next time you see slow driving car with the windows down, the occupant(s) likely will be smoking. I really thought there would be more pushback from the smokers; it may be that don't want to out themselves as the people whom are littering with leftovers from that nasty, life-threatening habit. It really is a shame to see the beauty of TV marred by people who don't think twice about littering - cigarette butts, candy wrappers, plastic bags, plastic water bottles, fast food trash, etc., etc.
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Now that hurt. Because I'm a smoker now I'm a ugly selfish person with a cig butt in my pocket because I don't litter.
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Now that hurt. Because I'm a smoker now I'm a ugly selfish person with a cig butt in my pocket because I don't litter.
Uberschaf: I quit smoking in 1973 for several reasons and had only one reason not to....I loved it.

however, in many respects economically and socially I had been taken aback at the nasty manner in which the government and some people have acted toward smokers.

Thank you for being considerate of others and not littering.

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Now that hurt. Because I'm a smoker now I'm a ugly selfish person with a cig butt in my pocket because I don't litter.
I am sure there are a lot of considerate smokers; I know I tried to be one. I always stuck the cigarette butt back in my pack if I couldn't find a trash can. Thank you for, Upberschaf!
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Let me get this straight. Many posters favor increase pressure and penalties for smokers support the government's rules in forbidding smoking in public places but support legalization of recreational marijuana which holds more cancer bearing agents than cigarettes and now we have a campaign against e-cigarettes. Hmmmmmmm
"Although cannabis has been smoked widely in Western countries for more than four decades, there have been no reported cases of lung cancer or emphysema attributed to marijuana."


Marijuana Shown to Be Less Damaging to Lungs Than Tobacco | ucsf.edu

Does the Regular Smoking of Marijuana Cause Lung Cancer or in Any Way Permanently Injure the Lungs? - Medical Marijuana - ProCon.org
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Field strip your butt
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Field strip your butt
I think that would be wonderful; but sadly I also think if they don't have enough sense not to throw a lit cigarette into dry pine needles they won't have enough sense to field strip their butts.

I'd like to tan their butts.
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however, in many respects economically and socially I had been taken aback at the nasty manner in which the government and some people have acted toward smokers.
Economically I say keep smokin fools, somebody has to pay those taxes and I don't want it to be me.

Smokers have been ostracized and yet they huddle in the bitter cold right outside the front door of a bar or restaurant to smoke and then throw the butts in the bushes.

Go enjoy it in your car with the windows up!
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Why do smoking threads always end up with everyone getting nasty ?
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Why do smoking threads always end up with everyone getting nasty ?
It's a window into their character and what they truly are.
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Old 02-21-2015, 07:17 PM
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Why do smoking threads always end up with everyone getting nasty ?
Because smoking itself is nasty. Smokers don't mind bringing their stinky, nasty smelling clothes into a restaurant, church; any establishment where nonsmokers are also; this is a way for the nonsmokers to be nasty back.

I had a "no smoking" sign affixed to the dash of my patrol car on the passenger side - my domain, my rules.
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It's a window into their character and what they truly are.
And it is a CLEAR window into our character since our lungs aren't blackened by smoke and what we truly are, are people that a large percentage of us won't have a myriad of health issues due to smoking.
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And it is a CLEAR window into our character since our lungs aren't blackened by smoke and what we truly are, are people that a large percentage of us won't have a myriad of health issues due to smoking.
I'm happy for you. But my response was to the question whythe nasty comments? Now regarding my comment about the nasty posters, I would like to add intolerant, obsessive and irrational.
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I'm happy for you. But my response was to the question whythe nasty comments? Now regarding my comment about the nasty posters, I would like to add intolerant, obsessive and irrational.

Hi there. I see you're new. You live here or just visiting?
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