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GUEST,Jim Carroll Folk in Pubs after the Ban (60* d) RE: Folk in Pubs after the Ban 28 Oct 07

Don't really want to get involved in this - as I say, a done deal - but I am curious.
I am a non-smoker, but grew up with parents where were both heavily addicted (and who both ended up with cancer).
Because I enjoy a pint (that's what pubs are there for folks) I have tolerated others smoking all my drinking life up to three years ago, when (apparently with the support of the vast majority) it became illegal in public places here in Ireland. The pubs are now cleaner, and healthier and I can go for a pint (and listen to some marvelous music) without risking my health and without having my clothes fouled up by the cigarette smoke of others.
My question - putting aside the risk smokers put themselves under, (none of my business; if they wish to top themselves I might even offer to steady the chair while they tie the rope), how do smokers justify making the lives of others unpleasant and putting their lives at risk (children included), or isn't it an issue with them?
Jim Carroll

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