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A Hawaii state lawmaker has proposed legislation to effectively ban cigarette sales by raising the minimum smoking age, currently set at 21, to 30 starting in 2020, and to 100 by 2024.
I don't really mind walking through (or in some cases, around) clouds of smoke in designated areas. The libertarian side of me thinks people should be able to smoke as much as they want, so long as they're not affecting others' health.
The problem I have with smokers is them tossing their butts out of the car, making piles upon piles at every intersection. Also: starting fires.
I don't really mind walking through (or in some cases, around) clouds of smoke in designated areas.
As an aside about smokers being irritating with their smoke from someone who’s smoked for far too long. For reference, I’ve smoked on planes.
Even then, smoking was considered bad. One of the knock-on effects was there was no way to learn good etiquette. No “smoking mentor” if you will. Everything I’ve learned has been from years of pissing people off.
For example, if I’m on the sidewalk I make sure there isn’t anyone a good 20-30 feet behind me, so they’re not stuck in my smoke cloud just for walking in the same direction.
Embarrassingly, I’ve only been doing this for a few years now.
I do still throw cigarettes out the window, and I have no defense for it, though there was a 10 year stretch where I didn’t smoke in the car.
Cigarette butts on the ground or out the car window is stupid and avoidable. I have known smokers who carry a little tin for putting them in until they can get to a trash can. If you smoke and don't want to keep the butts in your car then why do you think anyone else wants them?