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#1 johnfwd

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 08:20 AM

When I read this FWBP article about City Council action to ban smoking in bars and bingo parlors my reaction was, yes, "ho hum."  This would have been a controversial decision 20 years ago, maybe even 5 years ago.  But the anti-smoking movement has changed our culture, health-wise for the better, such that this is no longer news.

 

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 09:33 AM

Smoking is still allowed in outdoor dining areas and patios

 

Smoking has not disappeared from the culture altogether, and there is a significant portion of the younger generation that grew up in the "anti-smoking age" that don't understand or believe the consequences.


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 11:14 AM

 

Smoking is still allowed in outdoor dining areas and patios

 

Smoking has not disappeared from the culture altogether, and there is a significant portion of the younger generation that grew up in the "anti-smoking age" that don't understand or believe the consequences.

 

That is sadly true, particularly with the recent e-cigarette fad.  I'm not a health expert, but I suspect vaping is just as lethal to your lungs as smoking regular cigarettes.



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Posted 15 December 2017 - 11:27 AM

I think you're probably right on that. I was amazed at how many people I saw at work pick up the vaping habit that had never smoked or had not smoked in years.

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 12:14 PM

This would have been a controversial decision 20 years ago, maybe even 5 years ago.  

 

 

Certainly - when the Forum discussed a proposal to ban smoking in 2007, there was much disagreement. http://www.fortworth...?showtopic=2116






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