POINT OF VIEW: Dwindling number of places where smokers can light up - The Sarnia Observer - Ontario, CA:
Some members of the committee also said the outdoor smoking ban may be going a little too far.
Sarnia Coun. Bev MacDougall said smokers are already a highly restricted bunch of folks.
"We can't take away the right to exist gainfully in society," she said.
It's never easy to balance the desire to promote and protect the public health, with the need to maintain and protect the rights of individuals.
But, it's probably easier than being a smoker these days.
As Plympton-Wyoming Mayor Lonny Napper, a smoker, told the committee, it may soon be easier to just pass a law telling them where they're still allowed to light up.
That's not good blogging,but it's the truth.
The more you separate people and the more they are able to see each other as something different the more difficult it becomes to exist in society.
Divide and conquer seems to be the best strategy tobacco control ever thought of.
Harassing and making people feel ashamed,alone and unwanted has done wonders for pushing along the healthist agenda.
Think you are safe because you don't smoke?