Originally Posted by Ol' Bob
Natural tobacco, as has been said, is addictive. It hasn't had its addictiveness enhanced.
When I say bothers, I mean from coughing up mucus to extreme discomfort. That's the luck of the draw for me, but you all should know there are some of us who it really hurts. Call bullshit if you want to be that kind if ass.
I do smoke, and I only smoke very natural tobacco, with organic unbleached papers. I agree, they are just as addictive, but I guarantee you they are much less harsh to others around. Marlboros, Camels, and everything like them smell like poison at second hand, even to me.
I am by no means trying to call bullshit. The point I am bringing up is that second hand smoke may make existing bronchial conditions flare, but it is highly unlikely that the outdoor second hand smoke of others in your life caused those conditions, compared with other factors.
This is a tough topic, because obviously things are screwed either way. I think the best thing is for us all to be respectful of one another, however I do lean towards the side of designated smoking areas. I also think smokers should roll their own natural tobacco and stop supporting big tobacco.
Anyway, last thing I am trying to do here is ruffle any feathers. This topic is way beyond black and white, as are most. But it's always fun to spark discussion.