Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S: BAN ON OUTDOOR CIGAR/CIGARETTE SMOKING
I don’t know about you but I enjoy being outdoors in sunshine with a gentle breeze and plenty of fresh air. That being said one thing I can’t stand is the smell of cigarettes and cigar smoke. Besides the heinous odor they put out, the dangerous second-hand smoke I and many other passersby receive from smokers out in the open air is infuriating to no end.
It’d be one thing if the only person affected by smoking was the real smoker. The fact that concentrated plumes of second-hand smoke expelled outdoors travel, and are 5x more concentrated than the pull of smoke the first smoker inhales.
I can’t count the number of times while walking the horrible plumes of cancer causing smoke hit me in the face causing me to search for the offending party to walk briskly in front of them in order not to experience it again.
Sometimes I’m lucky enough to do just that and some times the wind aids the offending party by blowing in all directions. Why is this poison legal and Cannabis not? The answer to me is obvious. One kills people, the other kills cancer cells and helps with a multitude of ailments.
One is a controlled Multi-Billion Dollar Enterprise, the other a burgeoning Trillion Dollar Enterprise if made legal. Corporations that have that much money and lobby power make sure what’s good & free for all, isn’t and made illegal while the other kills and is readily available. It even kills those who don’t regularly imbibe it because of its ability to affect 2nd and 3rd parties. I’m in favor of a city-wide ban on smoking cigars/cigarettes outdoors. All that said…