In response to the OP question, it all boils down to being ethical or not. I smoke btw , and when I smoke I'll move away from crowds , kids , and pregnant mums. But If there am I standing in one BIG open space and one auntie happen to walk past me with hands waving the smoke, I will be damn pissed. I mean hey , I didn't point a gun at her to walk up to me , so respect people abit. Why they didn't wave their hands when those rich tais tais walk up to their beemer and Lexus etc .....
and also ,
Do you think ex-imates are dangerous generally ?
Do you think low educated people are rowdy generally ?
Please lor, ex-imates can become boss ( in fact it was reported in the news) , the so-call highly educated sophiscated individual can be behaving like morons with 0.5 EQ and IQ.
Do not generalised any group, there will be black horse not matter where u are.
How do I put it in one line?
There are bound to be discourteous and selfish smokers in our society as there are discourteous and selfish citizens who are non-smokers; you're bound to get all sorts in any society, and I find the act of categorizing and generalizing both short-sighted as well as selfish in it's own way, because one tends to only look through the eyes of obfuscation.
i have stopped a few teenagers this way. uncle are more understanding, they see ppl at least they will put it out or don't take the lift.
Generally, i feel the lower educated smokers are the boh chap kind of smokers that tend to walk and smoke at the same time. These are the ones that i really cannot stand. I have a choice to overtake them.. then all is fine. But, most of the time(esp in orchard road during the crowded weekends) u really do not have much of a choice.
I wish i can help them quit but as u know.. the circle of friends of these smokers are generally smokers. It's hard when u have peer pressure to keep u going instead of quitting.
What we could suggest the government to do to help stem this smoking habit is to require a madatory point of sale system that all cigarettes sellers have use in order to have a license to sell cigarettes. The POS will have to scan(take a picture of) the buyer's IC for each purchase and the quantity purchased(helps to stop youngster from buying them). All the purchases will then be bulk uploaded to the Ministry of Health at the end of the day. Health Insurers will then be allowed to access the database at a fee(win-win situation) and allow the health insurers to charge a additional premium for the smoker. I know so many smokers who don't declare their smoking status to the insurers and is fed up that my health insurance premium is growing by the years to subsidise all these smokers. The MOH can also remove the health subsidies of smoke related illness of these patients as it's their own choosing for smoking and shouldn't expect public help for their healthcare.
All these measures might give them the final push to make them reconsider their smoking habit.
Last edited by AhSeng; 15th October 2008 at 02:15 PM.
i have nothing against smokers..
however, i would wish when smokers smokes, please try not to walk and smoke. It tends to leave a trail of cig. smokes wherever they goes.. be good, stay at the appointed places and enjoy your stick.
Just curious if a smoker mind, if other smoker smoke blow to them?
But I personally think all smoker have a thought to quit, only thing is not easy thing to do.
will we see threads with titles,
"do u think singles are selfish?"
a common place in Kopitiam?
Most don't believe it will hurt them or others who breathe their smoke.
It is a chemical addiction though not so strong as drugs.
Expensive now as cigs cost.
They have no idea their breath stinks.
Bring them to a lung cancer ward one day to see.
regardless selfish or not, if they smoke in the lift, or even at their own house, definately is not good, if they have young children or baby around.
Er, hi all im gonna digress here with a simple qn- What about smoking makes it so addictive? For the uneducated it might be cuz they dont realise all the health risk factors associated with the habit, as for the educated lot like us? What really nails it, the level of addiction as compared to hard drugs (heroin) is definitely less, yet some of us persist in continuing with this bad habit - The image, the routine lifestyle, the friends around you, or just plain bored (from army daze)? Do share!
humans are selfish in general
if we humans weren't selfish there would not be a thread like this.
I am a smoker, but i do not smoke in lifts and around the general crowd.
but when i go to the open space to smoke, there are selfish non smokers who do not care about the rights of the smoker.
Do you know that carbon monoxide is lethal?
so the CO that we all help to generate should be more of an issue than 2nd hans smoke from smokers. after all you can inhale 2nd hand smoke and still live a long life, while inhaling CO will kill you, just because it is colorless, practically odorless and tasteless. so no one takes notice.