Monday, March 13, 2006

California Town Bans Smoking

This is nuts.

I don't smoke. My dad had cancer numerous times, he was a heavy smoker. I think smoking is not good for you. I'd appreciate it if smokers didn't blow their cancer vapor in my face. I'd like to go to the bowling alley and not leave stinking like a pipe.
I was glad when our local Denny's FINALLY got rid of their smoking section. Eggs and smoke are not a good combo.
But this...I don't know. It's a bit much.

I'm ALMOST persuaded to say nay all the way by this wise smoker's argument...

Amanda Schwartz, smoker: "It's kind of unconstitutional. Because like, people should have the right to like do whatever they want as long as it's not like affecting anybody else."

Um, I'm sorry Amanda, but you're a dumb bitch. The whole reason that the city of Calabasas is trying to outlaw smoking is precisely because it DOES affect other people. I hope this chick's tubes are tied.

Despite that, I really do think that this will not last very long for Calabasas...I mean, don't forget, this is the town that was home to Nick and Jessica.

You knew I'd work in some celeb angle somehow!

Just look at those hoots. That is OK to flash around Calabasas, but dear LORD don't have a Pall Mall.
I think I've made my point.


Amy said...

Oh it'll totally last. Besides, what real difference will it make? You can't smoke in stores and restaurants anyway. It's not like banning smoking in Juneau where you would be SCREWED because there's no where else to go.

Jessey said...

Calabasas is barely a town. I grew up quite near to Calabasas and I gotta say, the *maybe* 3 square miles of Calabasas (home of the Motion Picture and Television Hospital) are sleeping easy tonight, knowing that secondhand smoke won't bother them.

But ooooh if you cross the border into Westlake Village, beeeyotch, it's ON!

Freebird said...

Smoking stinks (and so do smokers). Its the truth and no amount of gum can disguise it. I've never smoked so I don't see the attraction.

cube said...

I don't smoke, but I don't understand how they can ban someone from smoking outside. How can second-hand smoke affect anyone outside? What's next... ban chimneys & smokestacks, too. This is just out of control.

Jessey said...

Here in AZ, the air quality in Phoenix gets very bad and the Department of Environmental Quality issues pollution advisories that pretty much do limit your ability to use your chimmney, etc etc.

"High Pollution Advisories encourage people to limit outdoor activity, and reduce driving and other activities that cause air pollution."

They say, no burning, no extra driving, etc. etc.