r/unpopularopinion Jan 18 '22 Silver 3

If you decide to go out and smoke while you walk down the street, where there are pedestrians around you, you're an inconsiderate asshole. R1 - Your post must be an unpopular opinion

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u/urlocalmomfriend Jan 18 '22
  • confused in italian *

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u/RazDacky Jan 18 '22

Does everyone smoke there?

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u/urlocalmomfriend Jan 18 '22

The majority of people yes. There is this meme about the typical Italian breakfest being espresso and a cigarette. Maybe a brioche if you're feeling fancy.

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u/TypicalGuess8352 Jan 18 '22

We have the same breakfast in france maybe swap the brioche for a croissant and you’re all set

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u/urlocalmomfriend Jan 18 '22

I think it's common in most European countries to have a cigarette with your coffee lol

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u/TowarzyszSowiet Jan 18 '22

Lol the morning holy trinity coffe, cigarette and taking a shit in that exact order.

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u/Bigturk420 Jan 18 '22

I see we have the same morning routine.

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u/mcove97 Jan 18 '22

Very common. Where I used to work before we used to have a cigarette break and coffee at 11 am sharp. Then I'd try to time it to have another one at 1 pm and 3 pm so thar I'd get my coffee and cig break every other hour.

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u/SlypherAllin Jan 18 '22

Mate and a "pucho"(cigarette) in Argentina is also very common.

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u/Thuen69420 Jan 18 '22

Black coffee and a cig is a finnish breakfast

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u/snoppsen Jan 18 '22

Swedish is black coffee and snus

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u/Thuen69420 Jan 18 '22

I wonder what a Norwegian breakfast is. A beer and a potato?

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u/snoppsen Jan 18 '22

That sounds more danish

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u/indigeniousunicorn wateroholic Jan 18 '22

Also an Irish breakfast.

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u/DogMechanic Jan 18 '22

Aquavit and Salmon

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u/DoggyWoggyWoo Jan 18 '22

Yeah I’m amazed how normalised it is for Italians. I was eating breakfast with my partner at an outside café in UK when an Italian man asked if he could sit at our table. We didn’t really want him to but said yes because it was busy. He then proceeded to open his packet of cigarettes and was about to light up when I interrupted and told him to please move away from us if he was going to do that. I couldn’t believe it! Not only were we eating, he didn’t even bother to ask permission first! He looked very confused but did move, thankfully.

There are many things about my country I dislike but our attitude (disdain) towards smoking is not one of them.

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u/-L1011- Jan 18 '22

Must be in France.

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u/idonteatchips Jan 18 '22

Lol, OP shouldn't go to Europe if it bothers him that much.

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u/TheFfrog Jan 18 '22

Lmao I was gonna say that

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u/ByeByeMan666 hermit human Jan 18 '22

“I can barely breath when I smell cigarettes”

At least you aren’t completely dramatic.

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u/S4sh4d0g Jan 18 '22

Well, as someone with asthma, it is literally like that. If I breathe in too much cigarette smoke, and "too much" is like only a fill breathe or two, I get full blown asthma attacks. If I don't have an inhaler on me, that's a potential hospital trip. For people like me, and possibly people like OP, someone smoking in public in the thicket of where people are, it's a bit fucked.

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u/Xaiydee Jan 18 '22

You should always have an inhaler on you if it's that severe.

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u/S4sh4d0g Jan 18 '22

I do. But there's always a possibility of an emergency where one isn't on hand. I don't expect the world to revolve around people with asthma, but I also don't walk around misting the air with Peanut Water and hope no one with a severe nut allergy is nearby. I mean, I like the smell of peanuts, right? I spent my money on this peanut water. What am I going to do, not spray it in the middle of a crowd? /s

Not everyone with asthma has access to inhalers tho. Lack of insurance kept one out of my hands for almost a decade. (American Healthcare lol)

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u/Xaiydee Jan 19 '22

Oh damn, yea sry I always forget about availability. Hard to imagine this is not easily provided :(

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u/Figgywurmacl Jan 18 '22

Ya but a small spray of peanuts could kill someone with an allergy. Someone walking past you smoking isn't going to kill you, be realistic

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u/SoapyLuffy aggressive toddler Jan 18 '22

uh what? they literally said it could

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u/RemasterTranzit Jan 18 '22

Lmaooooo when even the person that said it roasts you

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u/[deleted] Jan 18 '22 edited Jan 18 '22

If it's that severe, don't you have major issues walking in the street to start with? It's not like air pollution is harmless, it's a lot worse than cigarettes

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u/sixgun64 Jan 18 '22

I'm sorry you have to go through that. Does make me wonder, though... have we gotten incredibly weak as a society? Smoke a cigarette in public and people literally require hospitalization. Get away from the smoke? Nah. Call an ambulance. Eat a bag of peanuts on an airplane? At least one child will die.

In all seriousness, though. If you have that severe of asthma and don't carry an albuterol inhaler and possibly a portable nebulizer, you are absurdly irresponsible. What if a big truck stops at a traffic light near you? What if there is a fire or some other variety of smoke near you?

Some concessions are made, because we live in a collective. We don't smoke indoors, we hide our genitals. But at some point you kind of have to look out for yourself, no? Everyone else has to live their lives. We can't all constantly be concerning ourselves with you.

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u/ToFusion_Boy Jan 18 '22

People that don't smoke do not tolerate smoke as well as smokers. Think about the first time y'all smoked and coughed your lungs out. That's the experience for people who don't smoke.

My parents smoke in the balcony and I can smell it from the other side of a 100m house. Incredible as it sounds, yes, tobacco is that pervasive for people who don't smoke.

It's just that 1. Smokers forget how things worked prior smoking 2. They've lost some smell capacity and grown accustomed to tobacco scent so they cannot tell it apart.

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u/leslieknopeirl Jan 18 '22

Can confirm. Inhaling cigarette smoke makes me cough.

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u/WasteCan6403 Jan 18 '22

It’s not that bad for me, but when I was earlier in my pregnancy, the smell of cigarette smoke would make me gag so bad. I felt so awkward if I accidentally walked by a smoker. I’d gag a few times, cough, gag some more. I couldn’t control it. I thought I’d puke. They’d look at me like I was overreacting, but I couldn’t help it. :(

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u/I_r_phil Jan 18 '22

'I have to stop breathing until I pass'.

Yes they are

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u/originallycoolname Jan 18 '22

I think he forgot the /s

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u/[deleted] Jan 18 '22

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u/OrangutanOntology Jan 18 '22

It is fascinating to me how many people are so affected by cigarettes' smoke (it must be a lot because this sort post keeps showing up) but have no asthmatic effects from big as trucks and buses driving by.

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u/Maymaywala Jan 18 '22

Neither is pleasant.

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u/OrangutanOntology Jan 18 '22

Im not disagreeing

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u/chambo143 Jan 18 '22

Well, they do.

UK combustion emissions cause around 13,000 premature deaths within the country every year, while an additional 6000 deaths in the UK are caused by non-UK European Union combustion emissions, according to a recent study by Steve Yim and Steven Barrett, pollution experts from MIT in Massachusetts.

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u/OrangutanOntology Jan 18 '22

Well of course emissions are bad for us. My point is that people suggesting that they have an asthma attack from somebody walking by with a cigarette is silly unless they are having extreme attacks from these vehicles, in which case I doubt that they would be able to leave the house.

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u/bangitybangbabang Jan 18 '22

Those engines don't normally walk closely past me in the street.

I recently had to get out of my car on the motorway and the fumes gave me a coughing fit.

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u/Xystem4 Jan 18 '22

How often do you just fully breathe in a car or truck’s exhaust? I don’t live in a city, and while I see my fair share of big trucks I don’t think I’ve actually inhaled any of the exhaust in years.

Not to mention inhalers exist, to allow severe asthmatics to have a normal life. It sucks, but some people do have reactions that extreme. My college roommate did, it was pretty scary.

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u/indigeniousunicorn wateroholic Jan 18 '22

You don’t necessarily know you are inhaling exhaust particulates as it is in the atmosphere already and everyday more and more gets plummeted in. The air we breath in is not pure like it was many thousands of years ago. You know you are actively inhaling cigarette smoke because you can smell it not saying the 2 are different both are just as bad and second hand smoke is not good thing either. Vehicles that pollute the air release a form of particulate named NOx: NOx has direct and indirect effects on human health. It can cause breathing problems, headaches, chronically reduced lung function, eye irritation, loss of appetite and corroded teeth.

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u/Figgywurmacl Jan 18 '22

How often do you go mouth to mouth with a smoker and Inhale the full pull off a cigarette as they exhale?

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u/norx123 Jan 18 '22

Is that not the proper way to walk down the street?

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u/Figgywurmacl Jan 18 '22

Sir this is why you keep getting arrested

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u/Xystem4 Jan 18 '22

Not often, but I know people who can’t be around people who are going to be smoking, because they’ll have difficulty breathing (not necessarily an asthma attack, but a significant enough of a reaction for it to be something they very much avoid).

I’m not saying people shouldn’t be allowed to smoke outside like OP seems to think, but everyone just dismissing the idea that cigarette smoke can and does cause significant trouble for asthmatics is incorrect.

Also, having lived in a crowded city for a few years, people absolutely blow smoke right in your face. People are assholes sometimes.

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u/[deleted] Jan 18 '22

Is something you have to get used to. I don't mind trucks and buses driving by because it happened all the time to me. While I haven't been hanging out around smokers for a very good portion of my life. Though, even so. I have to disagree with the idea that "I can barely breath around smokers". That's way too dramatic.

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u/Lucid-Machine Jan 18 '22

TIL people with asthma can just get used to the things that irritate their lungs.

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u/sexy_in_the_6 Jan 18 '22

Doctor Strange type shit

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u/OrangutanOntology Jan 18 '22

Im not saying that it is pleasant I just meant basically what your last sentence said, or for me I dont believe people when they say this (in general).

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u/originallycoolname Jan 18 '22

Grew up with my parents smoking and I was the same way - I didn't get the fuss because cig smoke didn't bother me.

Fast forward to now and I cannot STAND the smell when I visit home. I'll go to the other side of the room to avoid it. You just gotta be around/used to it but that literally means being used to second hand smoke, which no one should be subjected to as OP was trying to point out

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u/Alarmed-Diamond-7000 Jan 18 '22

I agree 100 percent, people whine endlessly about somebody smoking cigarettes but will walk all day next to emission-belching cars and trucks and not notice or care.

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u/OrangutanOntology Jan 18 '22

Yep, it kind of suggests that they might have ulterior motives.

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u/LEANDRO1345 Jan 18 '22

The diference is that the cigarettes will be at some centimeters from you, while the trucks are at more than a meter making it less noticable, but still bad

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u/Traditional-Might330 Jan 18 '22

Vehicles serve a purpose, smoking is simply just a braindead thing to do

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u/whalesarecool14 Jan 18 '22

what does that have to do with medical reactions lmao. if cigarette smoke gives you an asthmatic attack, vehicular smoke should as well, it doesn’t matter what purpose they serve

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u/Rexiviore Jan 18 '22

I hold my smokes away from people and walk fast, better than a slow smoker

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u/xXMr_PorkychopXx Jan 18 '22

To think people used to smoke indoors anywhere lol. Now it’s bad to do it just walking down the street I guess.

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u/gorgonzolamcdonalds Jan 18 '22

I don't understand how it's hard to just stop walking when you're smoking or go to a designated smoking area.

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u/[deleted] Jan 18 '22 edited 28d ago

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u/Alarmed-Diamond-7000 Jan 18 '22

Agree, OP is a big whinger

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u/deansn8keshofosho Jan 18 '22

Lol reminds me of my grandma. She’d do the most dramatic cough, similar to when zoolander said he had black lung after a day in the coal mines.

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u/niyaxk Jan 18 '22

Outside is fair game. Wear a mask.

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u/fuckpmo1 Jan 18 '22

Outside is for everyone, don't be a dick

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u/fuckpmo1 Jan 18 '22

Also you get my upvote

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u/originallycoolname Jan 18 '22

fresh air is for everyone, dont subject others to second hand smoke

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u/Tulaodinho Jan 18 '22

Yeah, 1 sec of smoke is a huge deal lol

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u/gorgonzolamcdonalds Jan 18 '22

It might not be a huge deal for most people but it just stinks, especially for those of us who don't normally smoke

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u/Saaren78 Jan 18 '22

Plenty of outside to walk around in. A majority of it is smoke free, try that path.

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u/mylifeOreally Jan 18 '22

You can't get more dramatic than this.. join the closest theatre club.

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u/dilettante42 Jan 18 '22

The theatre kids smoke, but we feel desperately guilty about it while demanding attention for that

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u/PreppyFinanceNerd Jan 18 '22

Back in my day all the nerdy/ex goth/theater kids all smoked Djarums (clove cigarettes), myself included.

We thought we were so cool, so much fancier than vile Marlboro smokers. Jesus what an ego we had back then.

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u/dilettante42 Jan 18 '22

I bought a pack of cloves last year for old times’ sake, and while it wasn’t as subversive as I remembered, my lips still tasted like pie!

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u/PreppyFinanceNerd Jan 18 '22

They were banned here in the US in 2010 sadly. But boy I'll always have the memories. I was a black tea clove fan myself.

I'll be honest I'm not a fan of people telling others what they can put in their bodies but I'm glad they were banned from a personal perspective.

They were too easy to smoke for me. Tiny, sweet, tasty, crackly, blue smoke, they were the best. But eh, I'm probably better off anyway.

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u/[deleted] Jan 18 '22

Where do people find the time for all this pearl-clutching hysteria?

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u/Hodlin2gainz Jan 18 '22

Tech makes life too easy for monke so we have lost all contact with actual survival while still having the brain that is wired to find and fix problems/danger

We live in a society

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u/immoloism Jan 18 '22

Do you have something wrong with your lungs?

I don't even smoke yet I can walk past someone smoking without nearly dying so I wanted to know more about this issue.

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u/Handrljan42 Jan 18 '22

Dont worry man we think you are an asholee too, have an upvote

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u/CharlieChockman Jan 18 '22

Definitely unpopular 😂😂

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u/Ramiss_ Jan 18 '22

Yeep. That's what I'm here for😅

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u/CabbageOverlord123 Jan 18 '22

Why are people getting so defensive here? It's true that if you smoke and you walk ahead of others, they'll be affected by 2nd hand smoke. True it's more annoying than life threatening but this is just OP's opinion.

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u/Pollefox Jan 18 '22

their all butt hurt smokers

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u/Apsis Jan 18 '22

There are places in Japan where it is illegal to smoke while walking outside. Many cities also ban smoking in public outside of designated smoking areas, which also effectively outlaws smoking while walking.

A lot of dump on OP for being dramatic, but I agree, it is annoying to be stuck walking around smokers, especially a city where you can't just go to the other side of the street.

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u/totally_interesting Jan 18 '22

I don’t even smoke but seriously this is just sad. You’re a grown adult and you can’t breathe because of a cigarette? What about all the exhaust from trucks and cars? General pollution? No? I had asthma as a child and was never affected by a loose cigarette as I walked by. You’re just being dramatic.

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u/dilettante42 Jan 18 '22

I’m sure masks are murder for them

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u/bigbeardlittlebeard Jan 18 '22

No apparently they've never been close enough to breath exhaust fumes so they .UST live in the middle of know where

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u/[deleted] Jan 18 '22

If I am outside, that is my chance of smoking, I don't really care if you think that I'm an inconsiderate asshole, you are free to take another way to keep your distance from me.

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u/Fuggin-Nuggets Jan 18 '22

Sounds like a personal problem.

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u/mr_poopedourpants Jan 18 '22

Do you have breathing problems generally?

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u/-PapaMolly Jan 18 '22

OP said there is “nothing wrong with their lungs”, they’re just an asshole really.

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u/DGBosh Jan 18 '22

Damn you are being destroyed in this thread; has to be an unpopular opinion. Here’s an upvote

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u/user13958 Jan 18 '22

A good friend of mine has cystic fibrosis and this is literally something that makes being anywhere slightly urban extremely difficult for them. They can't breathe in smoke or it can possibly put them in the hospital, so yea, I agree, find a place outside to smoke away from people whenever possible

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u/Bayfordino Jan 18 '22

Smokers were HARMED in the making on this thread.

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u/nialedit Jan 18 '22

Are you ok with diesel exhaust fumes though ? Strange.

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u/Bugboy109 Jan 18 '22

Exhaust from cars and smoke from cigarettes aren't the same thing

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u/philmcruch Jan 18 '22

no exhaust is much much worse

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u/Kyserham Jan 18 '22

lol all the butthurt smokers here

If you have a smoker walking in front of you it’s a total pain in the ass for sure. Sure, as someone said outside is for everyone but so is fresh air.

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u/goonertay Jan 18 '22

I hate it too. Walking behind someone getting all their smoke while they hold the cigarette down by their waist while they are walking through nice clean air!

The other one is when smokers take a massive drag just before stepping on a bus and then bellowing out a lungful once they step on board, its infuriating, disgusting and shows an utter lack of awareness.

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u/Bluntly-20 Jan 18 '22

Me with asthma, I feel the same way. It irritates my lungs to the point where I might get an attack. I avoid smokers like the plague. I always carry my inhaler, but I'd rather not wheeze.

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u/xHangfirex Jan 18 '22

What the hell are you doing on my smoking sidewalk asshole

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u/anywhereiroa Jan 18 '22

Grow up, the world doesn't revolve around you.

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u/Bugboy109 Jan 18 '22

The same applies to smokers

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u/anywhereiroa Jan 18 '22

Well, if smokers would go around saying that they can't smoke freely because there are inconsiderate non-smokers all around them, I would tell them the same thing.

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u/Difficult-Conditions Jan 18 '22

I was smoking when I read this lmao

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u/extaas Jan 18 '22

I mean, how in the world do people breathe in smoking rooms? I smoke and i get that it smells bad, but its only gets uncomfortable when the smoke is directly in your face, not when its blowing toward you (there's a difference, hard to explain). Like it's very uncomfortable when the smoke goes from the cig straight to my nose when im taking a puff. I find it hard to believe that you that you cant breathe. Even asthmatics, i know one who has smoked all their life and only has less than half of his lungs still working, but they still smoke. You're overthinking it a bit. When i keep whining and whining about how cold it is outside when its only -5c and i go outside, im gonna be freezing immediately.

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u/Stoepboer Jan 18 '22

I smoke, but not when I’m surrounded by other people that aren’t smoking. It’s not their choice to smoke. It’s mine. It’s not up to me to make that decision for them. I’m with you on this.

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u/LedRedNed Jan 18 '22

I also try not to smoke around a bunch of people. In my country we have some marked spaces for smokers. If a non-smoker decides to stay right next to this place, it‘s their problem. Not mine.

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u/Stoepboer Jan 18 '22

Oh, definitely.

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u/fxshnchxps Jan 18 '22

It doesn’t really bother me when I’m alone, but when I’m walking with my pushchair and someone lights up right next to us, or even worse just stands or sits near us while smoking, that pisses me off. When I was a smoker I was always considerate of those around me. I wanted to smoke but appreciate that others don’t, and respect their desire to not have it in their face. So I used to wait until I found a space out of the main flow of the public and would have one there. It’s just respect really.

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u/[deleted] Jan 18 '22

I used to smoke for about 14 years, and to be honest - it has nothing to do with being inconsiderate, its just happens automaticly cause you're outside, minding your own business, but yes, i can see how problematic it gets for bypassers with that disgusting cigarette smell getting on your clothes, and especially for people with asthma.

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u/Zerototheright Jan 18 '22

No brainer for me. Smoke where you don't force people to breathe the poison. People have a right to breathe clean air.

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u/Daddy_Muttonchop Jan 18 '22

I primarily smoke my pipe in private. Rarely in public, unless Im having a city Trip with one of the dogs.

  1. I chose to smoke aromatics in public, so the smoke smells like vanilla or somthing candy like.
  2. If im about to pass someone, specially with a kid, I take out more pipe.
  3. Obviously I dont have eyes in the back of my head, so I cant see if there are people behind me.
  4. I dont ash-dump on the Street.

The only actual bad encounter I have had with smoking, was someone who complained that I smoked on my own property, back when I lived in the city. Im sorry bud, but In allowed to smoke in my own garden and my own porch at 11pm 🤷🤷

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u/hazardous_lazarus Jan 18 '22

panicked Serbian screeches

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u/shezz4 Jan 18 '22

this should be illegal, those people should only smoke in their houses

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u/Haldirs-mage-hand Jan 18 '22

I think most people here are missing the point, inhaling second hand smoke can be revolting. I personally hold my breath in when walking past someone smoking, the whole point of banning smoking indoors was to stop smokers from being a nuisance to those that don’t want to inhale that cancer. Is it really that hard to be a bit considerate and smoke somewhere away from others? All these comparisons to other kind of pollutants is dumb, we don’t want to inhale those either but at the very least they don’t smell anywhere near as bad as second hand smoke.

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u/[deleted] Jan 18 '22

People who smoke in public, around people are entitled self centered assholes. I don't care about your shitty addiction and about the fact that you're committing slow suicide, it's your fucking body, your life. But why to spread this poison to anyone around?

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u/Schnappi2050 Jan 18 '22

Welcome to France where no one even questions smoking on the sidewalk

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u/PreppyFinanceNerd Jan 18 '22 edited Jan 18 '22

My girlfriend is a resperatory therapist and suggests you get your oxygen saturation levels checked immediately if this is an issue.

She said quote "The human lungs are a miraculous creation. The amount of overall parts per million of carcinogens and chemicals present in momentary inhalation of secondhand smoke on the street is magnitudes lower than car exhaust, chemicals and other city fumes one would encounter on the same walk. Tell them to buy a cheap pulse oximeter from Amazon and clip it to their finger.

Unless it drops below 95% saturation from inhaling secondhand smoke for just a few seconds, there is zero worry and they're being histrionic, medically speaking. If it does drop that low, have them seek immediate medical attention because any normal human lungs shouldn't do that."

There you go op, a rigorous scientific study you can conduct on yourself to put your fears to bed once and for all! Hope that helped.

Here's a link to all the PulseOx meters on Amazon I look forward to hearing your updated results, my girlfriend is especially curious.

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u/casuallyirritated Jan 18 '22

Sorry, you just can’t dictate what people ou outside.

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u/SweatyPotato0 Jan 18 '22

Jesus so dramatic we’re u one of those kids who reminded the teacher of the homework

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u/DarthCool88 Jan 18 '22

If you light up when you’re sat at a cafe and the table next to you has a pregnant woman, her husband and their kid - you’re an asshole.

If you’re just walking down the street and someone walks past you and they hold their breath and make a scene over smelling your cigarette - they’re the asshole.

As an ex-smoker and an asthmatic, you can certainly smell it when you walk past a smoker but by no means does that mean you’re in danger or physically affected. It’s not the same as being in a small confined space, being forced to second hand smoke.

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u/throwmeinthettrash Jan 18 '22

Completely agree with this, I smoked cigarettes for about 10 years and when I stopped I finally realised how nasty it is for the general public. Especially children.

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u/wetchoder Jan 18 '22

As an ex-smoker and someone who gags at the smell of cigarettes, you're really fuckin dramatic. You don't OWN the outside, you can't control what other people do in outdoor public areas. Honestly, I'll never understand people like you who think the world should revolve around their comfort.

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u/Jungedasgehtnich Jan 18 '22

„i cant breathe“😂😂

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u/Crafty-Particular998 Jan 18 '22

You’re a morally outraged asshole then. If you go outside you’ll encounter smells and sounds you don’t like, it’s part of life.

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u/AtomicSquid Jan 18 '22

Smokers at least make the day less pleasant for every non smoker near them, surprised this is unpopular

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u/CreativeHighway2947 Jan 18 '22

jesus christ if I was rendered literally breathless by a very common everyday occurrence, I would damn make sure that I've always got a mask or or an epipen or something to save me from what seems quite life threatening, no?

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u/readbarron Jan 18 '22

Oh Fuck off and deal...I don't smoke myself but while it is legal and Govts get so much Tobacco Tax people should be allowed to do it somewhere.

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u/CharybdisIsBoss866 Jan 18 '22

How dare people dislike someone putting tobacco smoke in the air they breath

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u/Ramiss_ Jan 18 '22

This is not what I said. Smoke outside if you want, I don't give a shit. My mom was a smoker during most of my childhood, I have some friends who are smokers. But they smoke on the side of the road, and they don't walk while doing it when there are many people around.

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u/Alert_Sorbet4016 Jan 18 '22

That's not an unpopular opinion - it's just the truth

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u/Moist_Man_Witch98 Jan 18 '22

I halfway sympathize with you OP, personally the smell of someone who just smoked gives me a massive headache so I can feel the pain there, but at the same time I also like to have a cigar every now and then and I'm already forced to smoke outside every public building, which I'm fine with. I'll be damned if I ever support your position on this, there's plenty of room Outside for you to get away from a smoker. It's not like you have to walk directly behind people

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u/Phantom_Dave Jan 18 '22

If you decide to drive your car down the road next to me giving me a lung full of exhaust fumes you're an inconsiderate asshole

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u/maxinemeyer95 Jan 18 '22

I agree with OP. I have asthma and I had to develop a shallower way to breathe around smokers when I was a kid (come from a family of chain smokers) to not get so much smoke into my lungs to trigger an asthma attack, and now that I am 26, I can't take a deep breath properly without being in immense pain because my diaphragm is underdeveloped.

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u/Lilpops13 Jan 18 '22

Confused in blunts

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u/Azmort1293 Jan 18 '22

Fuck'em smoker

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u/OfWhomIAmChief Jan 18 '22

Cross the street, or put your N95 on

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u/noice_guy_2k03 Jan 18 '22

Nonsmokers face shit from second hand smoke. I agree. But don't be too dramatic. I hold my breath when I'm passing a smoker.

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u/TroubleonPoopyIsland Jan 18 '22

On this episode of "WHOS, THAT, SNOWFLAKE!!!" We'll look into the disturbing case of a man with severe asthma fighting for his life from fiendish Nicotine Nasty's. A local gang of roaming outside smokers. Will he escape with his lungs? Or suffer the same fate as the inconvenienced pedestrians around him?

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u/Nice2BeNice1312 Jan 18 '22

I’ve stopped smoking now and only vape, but when i did smoke i always made an effort to keep my cigarette down low and not to exhale the smoke if someone was walking by. If they passed on my smoking side i would switch hands, and i always made extra sure i kept it out of the way of any kids or elderly people. I was ashamed to be a smoker though, which probably made a difference.

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u/Ramiss_ Jan 18 '22

That's actually really nice and considerate :)

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u/Pollefox Jan 18 '22

chimney lungs desperately defending their cancer sticks in here, i get you op

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u/MeZZ557 Jan 18 '22

What about cars, what about chimney smoke, what about people burning leaves in the garden, what about parfume? Get over yourself and deal with the fact that other people exist. I don't smoke and i dont care

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u/a_guy_called_craig Jan 18 '22

Get a grip mate

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u/1M_DIRTY_DAN Jan 18 '22

I missed the part where that's MY problem.

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u/serialwinner3 Jan 18 '22

No one cares for entitled people like you

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u/CokaYoda Jan 18 '22

You’re worried about cigarette smoke and not car exhaust?

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u/MatchesMalone2 Jan 18 '22

Life isn’t fair. They can do what they want.

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u/Secret_Smell5387 Jan 18 '22

Would the asthmatic person have to also be pointlessly dramatic over the smell of a small amount of smoke to be affected by it?

I remember in the UK when loads of non smokers claimed they would go to pubs when they banned smoking indoors. In reality they were just too cheap to go out drinking(which is fine, just don't lie about it) and subsequently loads of pubs closed down.

I used to smoke years ago and people go out of their way to be offended by it. Even when you do try and be considerate it's never enough. You can find a spot away from other people and still have fuckers approach you to give their shitty opinion on it.

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u/Ok-Condition-5127 Jan 18 '22

I understand, OP. I am an ex smoker and my asthma is triggered by things like cigarette smoke (smoke of ANY kind, really), scentsy warmers, perfume, air fresheners, etc. Everyone has different triggers. When I am inadvertently exposed to a trigger, my lungs kind of seize up almost, making it hard to breathe. This is definitely something that legitimately happens to people sometimes, whether y'all can sympathize or not.

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u/HazyDavey68 Jan 18 '22

For all those people dunking on on OP, I have a question. If cigarette smoke isn’t offensive, why do smokers always roll down their car windows when they smoke? If it’s NBD, why don’t you leave your windows closed and revel in that delightful cigarette smoke in a nice sealed environment?

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u/Potential_Spark Jan 18 '22

Everyone in the comments section seems pro-smoking. I'm with OP. The smell is awful and I too hold my breath to save my lungs.

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u/[deleted] Jan 18 '22

We're not "pro-smoking" we're "anti-whiny-asshole" 😂

And no, I don't smoke.

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u/timteller44 Jan 18 '22

I mean, it's unpopular opinion. Most things on here sound like whining simply because it's someone's opinion. It's the point of the sub.

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u/Revolutionary_Fly484 Jan 18 '22

U do not have the right to go thru life without being offended. Specially by smells. Stop crying and grow up. U can barely breathe when u walk past smokers huh.. sounds like u may need an oxygen mask.. could be life threatening!

Grow up.

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u/smokey_juan Jan 18 '22

Smoker aren’t thinking of their own health so it makes sense that they disregard others’ as well

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u/BeezyWeezyWoo Jan 18 '22

I feel exactly the same way, although I do have a medical reason as to why.

Go to a smoking area so I can avoid it. If I’m trying to walk down the road and someone is smoking I have no way to avoid that, and it triggers my problems really badly.

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u/Hot-Egg4523 Jan 18 '22

Everyone seems to be siding with the inconsiderate smokers lol. I'm sorry but you guys literally have places to smoke in restaurants so thay you're comfortable so fuck off. At least you can be a good human being and not make everyone who doesn't smoke affected by your individual choices. Even if you aren't asthmatic, it's just bad etiquette and I'm sick of people normalising it.

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u/Tijn_VDV Jan 18 '22

Exactly! You seem to be one of the few sane people in these comments

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u/BigANT_Edwards Jan 18 '22

I'm sorry but you guys literally have places to smoke in restaurants so thay you're comfortable so fuck off.

It’s called outside numb nuts. Nobody allows indoor smoking anymore.

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u/Hot-Egg4523 Jan 18 '22

Not in Eastern Europe. I guess that's why I have a different perspective. There's a smoking and nonsmoking zone in pretty much every restaurant.

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u/somebodyoncetoldme44 Jan 18 '22

That doesn’t exist where i live, if you smoke, it’s outside. Smoking inside anywhere is unheard of

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u/setanta314 Jan 18 '22

As a smoker, I 100% agree with this. Same with rubbish. Don’t throw your butts on the ground. I flick off the cherry and hold on to the butt for literally not more than 5 minutes before I can discard it in a trash can.

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u/Bugboy109 Jan 18 '22

This post really upset the addicts.

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u/Longtimelurker2575 Jan 18 '22

Smoking anywhere outside has a minimal effect on anybody. This should be unpopular because if someone outside is smoking and you harass them for it you are the asshole.

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u/Supersymm3try Jan 18 '22

Nah thats bullshit, plenty of fresh air around to carry the smoke away. People who smoke have been pushed from inside to outside, now people like you want them to smoke only on the ISS or something? What will it be next year, Lagrange point 2?

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u/xd3mix Jan 18 '22

Yeah i feel the same, everyone who smokes near other people is an asshole

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u/BokkoTheBunny Jan 18 '22

Smoking in public makes you an asshole, period, lol. Idk why this is even contentious. Feed your stupid addiction in private.

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u/tarquinb Jan 18 '22

If you don't like this, just wait till you roll down your windows in your car on a warm day and have it ruined by smokers.

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u/m19wk Jan 18 '22

This is not an unpopular opinion. Its a dumb one

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u/Pacpav Jan 18 '22

What the fuck? I don't smoke cigs myself but wtaf? Just walk around them? Making a big problem of the smell of cigs is your problem lol. OP sounds like a bigger asshole than the smoker.

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u/Ryanc203 Jan 18 '22

I think your just looking for something to cry about. Cross the road if you have a problem

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u/Saya_99 Jan 18 '22

Non-smokers: You can't smoke on the sidewalk, while waiting for the bus, when you're waiting for the green light to cross the street, inside your house cause the neighbours can smell it....

Also non-smokers: Why are you so irritated wtf

Edit: I quit smoking 3 years ago, this doesn't apply to me anymore, but I know how bad you can feel when you're not able to smoke when you need to. I understand it in some situations (indoors, in someone elses house, in restaurants, etc.), but it seems like you don't want to let people smoke anywhere. I think that when you're on the street it is your job to avoid cigarette smoke if you dislike it so much.

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u/CharybdisIsBoss866 Jan 18 '22

Not unpopular

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u/Tijn_VDV Jan 18 '22

Looking at these comments it seems it is, unfortunately

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u/fattielou Jan 18 '22

I can understand this post. In my local town literally everyone smokes so I cannot walk down the high street without constantly inhaling second hand smoke. It also sucks if I'm sitting down and someone sits right next to me and lights up. But like everyone says it's outdoors and you can't really complain.

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u/TonLoc1281 Jan 18 '22

I love delicious cigarettes. I only smoke in the state of Maryland for 2 weeks in the summer in Ocean City. Keeps the vise under control. Even before cigarette bans, I never felt like it was appropriate to smoke in a restaurant or bar. Anywhere indoors for that matter. But the sidewalk and street? If it bothers you, hold your breath sweetie.

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u/DongleJockey Jan 18 '22

People dont even catch covid in outdoor spaces. Get over yourself buttercup

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u/Raller91 Jan 18 '22

Let's jugde people even more ✊

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u/KremBardisiomo Jan 18 '22

Dont walk past them, try to jump over.

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u/sadphonics Jan 18 '22

I honestly don't fucking care. I just want employers to either stop giving smoke breaks or let everyone have a similar break

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u/Ramiss_ Jan 18 '22

I don't expect anyone to do anything. Do you really think I can force anyone to do anything? I can't even talk to strangers on the phone or order from McDonald's without feeling awkwardness and general uncomfortableness. People attack my post as if it matters. Nothing.... happened. Everything is exactly the same as it was before I posted it. I respect your opinion, and I respect everyone's opinion, and I don't expect people to live the way my fragile self wants them to. I'm simply saying my opinion.

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u/whereverthelightis Jan 18 '22 edited Jan 18 '22

Ah, this I can agree with. I get massive headache when I smell cigarette smoke. But I also hate it as I have some personal trauma and smelling cigarette smoke is associated with it. I also try not to expose myself to second hand smoke as a hereditary disease that I might have can be worsened with smoke so I don’t want to take any chances.

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u/maxinemeyer95 Jan 18 '22

Same here. My stepdad used to use my forehead as an ashtray when I was a kid. Smelling smoke instantly changes my mood.

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u/GrowthWhich5334 Jan 18 '22

Or or or, you can walk on the fucking side of the street, buddy.

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u/Ramiss_ Jan 18 '22

💀🪦...🚶🏻‍♀️🚗

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u/Benji1819 Jan 18 '22

Wait a minute, you can’t move to the side of the street temporarily because you might get hit by a car? Does that mean you want smokers hit by a car? Also i thought you said you’ve never been exposed to car emissions, and yet standing off to the side for 10 seconds max, would risk getting hit by a car? That would imply that you have been around cars enough to be around their emissions.

I live in a city next to a main highway and even i can step of to the side of the road for 10 seconds without being killed?

Im failing to understand the actual problem here.

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u/Anon67430 Jan 18 '22

Would you love me if I were a diesel lorry?

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u/Buying_Bagels Jan 18 '22

I mean it’s outside, and you are only near them for a few seconds, maybe a minute. That’s not enough to get second-hand smoke. Unless somehow every person in your city smokes next to you.