I'd love a gym at the airport. If I'm on a long layover, I could hit the gym for an hour, work off the stress, take a nice shower, and not have to deal with smokers, 'cuz you know, they're off killing themselves slowly instead of working out, getting fit, and so on.
I'm always amazed at how smokers try to defend their addiction. Look, I'm sorry that you're drug addicts (nicotine, for example), but that's precisely what you are - drug addict. Please try to kick the habit, and live healthier lives. Its easy to make fun of the obese folks out there, or the ones who bring smelly food on board as some in this thread have done. However, someone else's obesity or smelly fast food doesn't really harm someone else. It doesn't lead to other people getting sick through things like second hand smoke. If someone is too large to fit in the seat next to you then call am FA. However, that person likely won't kill you. Smoking will, long term.
So please, stop trying to rationalize. Just stop smoking. Live healthier. Live longer. Enjoy life. I truly wish you the best.
1) The smell of cigarette smoke on clothes is not second hand smoke (which is the only thing that affects people actually on the plane since most people don't light up onboard). 2) I go to a gym 5 days per week and smoke about a pack of cigarettes a day. I've lost over 100 lbs since I was 18. 3) Don't tell me what to do with my body. I'm really not worried about death, we've already had our encounter and it doesn't scare me.
You're just rationalizing your chemical dependency which is your recourse for being weak minded. If you truly cared about yourself and others near you, you would stop smoking.
1) Whatever you call it, it's harmful.
2) Lots of people lose weight without chemical addictions. You're hurting your body immensely.
3) Then you should be more concerned about others.
That's an awful high horse for you to sit on. Everything in life is a chemical addiction. You don't get to decide which drugs should be outlawed, that's what we vote people into office for.
If you, as a government, want to ban smoking because of how dangerous it is to the people, just make cigarrettes ilegal. Oh, sorry, I forgot about the amount of money it makes on taxes for that same government.
I don't think it's necessary to make them illegal. However, smokers need to be more legally liable for their aftereffects. For example, if you're stuck next to a smoker-in-denial on your flight, you ought to be able to sue them for harm. There's plenty of scientific evidence from decades of legal action against tobacco companies for lying about the ill-effects of smoking. Yes, smoking in public places such as airports and right outside the airport (e.g. shuttle waiting area) ought to be illegal since you're still being harmed in such close proximity. But, if a smoker goes into an airport and someone reacts to it, then they need legal precedence for suing that smoker for harm.
You think the micro-particulates from ciggarette residue have a greater effect on your health than the engine fumes coming out of the airport parking lot?
. I am bothered by smokers because they are literally everywhere, harming me and infringing on my rights because of their weak minded chemical addictions. Real men don't need to smoke to deal with life.
This is the quote that made me reply to this thread. I'm sure as someone who has seen more than others through service, you understand that people need to cope in different ways, and that is no mark against their manhood. Your comments on chemical dependence seem extremely out-of-touch considering you most likely depend on pharmaceuticals for anti-anxiety medication or some sort of other reason. Chemical dependency is not a sign of weakness, and this rhetoric only puts people further off from getting the help they need.
And yes, I can totally tell when you smoke your ecigs in the bathroom stall. It causes asthma like symptoms in me combined with eventual headaches and mental cloudiness. Ecigs are no better than real cigarettes. Heavy metals are really bad for your brain.
The ingredients listed for Juul pods are "Glycerol, Propylene Glycol, Nicotine, and Benzoic Acid". The Benzoic Acid is a chemical found in sodas and other foods, it is used as a salt to contain the nicotine until it is combusted. None of these are metals, take a chemistry course and get a grip. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/citedby ... ccess=true
Regardless, I agree that because of the harmful effects of secondhand smoke and stench, indoor smoking rooms should be abolished. But if I remember correctly, does the Delta lounge in ATL's international terminal have a smoking deck? I remember there being an observation deck but I do not remember if smoking was permitted. Outdoor smoking lounges seem like a smart idea as a compromise. Guests who wish to stay away from the smell would be inside the terminal, the smell would not stay on people's clothes and would blow out into the wind, and if the area is elevated, then the smoke should go up and away from the ground staff of the plane (which considering how close these people work too aircraft engines and other fumes, cigarette particulates are probably the least of their concern.
Maybe it's just because I'm from Florida, but I've never understood the attraction to smoking indoors anyway.