It’s already been banned in a number of areas, like in establishments
where food is served but should smoking in public be banned entirely? Second
hand and even third hand smoke (smoke that is from clothes, hair etc) is known
to cause health issues. So, LiveTribers, should smoking in all public places be
Posted by on 15 Oct 2019
Yes. Passive smoking is a danger to health - particularly damaging to babies
Yes, it should be banned to smoke in public areas... Smoking around schools,
children areas, in public transports, shopping malls, offices .... etc should be
For smokers convince.. there must be some areas or rooms made available where
they can go and smoke...
What really peeves me off is the people who smoke at the doorways of
supermarket/shops/offices that you have to enter. Dont they know they can walk
just down a bit so their toxic shit doesn't effect ; people who choose not to
Yes, ban it
I gave up smoking 9 months ago and it has only been easy because I used a vape
to help me quit,I have not touched one cigarette since but I don't think it
should be completely banned because one that is just going to cause more
problems like increased crime and two,you are taking away someones right to do
something that they enjoy,as long as there are dedicated smokers areas and it is
not done around others there should not be a problem.If you haven't smoked
before,put yourself in their shoes and then think about what it is like to have
something taken away from you.As for vaping,best thing I ever did to quit
smoking and it is the ONLY thing that has kept me of the ciggies.I am now also
down to 3mg of nicotine instead of 10ml when I started.
I’m an ex smoker and I cannot tolerate the smell of cigarette smoke one bit,
however I do not believe that a legal activity should be banned in public.
It’s taking away a person’s personal rights! What’s next banning perfume,
aftershaves or wearing certain fashion in public?
Im a Smoker,its all fine by me if its banned or its not banned.I dont smoke
around childrens areas,indoors and i carry a handy ashtray to put my butts
No Im not proud of been a smoker,its been my hardest battle the last 40
No matter what you throw at the smokers,nothing has succeeded to stop me.I have
tried every way to quit except hypnotises.
Absolutely ban it everywhere except in the confines of their own home. I hate
walking past smokers in the streets, near cafes, at bus stops etc - none of them
abide by the No Smoking rules - they just dont care. I am glad I rent in a
block of units that has a total no smoking ban for all units, including
balconies and common areas. When I pointed out a No smoking sign to a person in
North Sydney - he said - well I am on the other side of the sign so I'm OK!
With morons like these you will never ban smoking in public areas. And yes - I
used to smoke - gave it up in 1986 and I have an auto immune condition that
could be aggravated by passive smoke - and dont even get me started on vapers!!
Everyone goes on and on about smokers who are using a legal product. They are
treated like 2nd class citizens by people who drive cars, fly in aeroplanes,
spray chemicals in and around their homes constantly and who think nothing of
these carcinogenic products. I do not let people smoke in my home or car and I
agree restaurants should be a no smoke area as well as where children or old
Actually, I cannot stand the perfumes and other smells people swamp their bodies
with and trying to eat or even breathe with these odours polluting the air is
more revolting than someone smoking and I am sure are just as unhealthy as
cigarettes as these again are chemicals.
So, no I think the bans have gone far enough.
I think smokers need to be aware of the disgusting messes they leave just
throwing their buts on the ground. They need to be a bit more considerate as it
is not hard to carry a small ashtray type container or to put the buts into a
Yes Smoking in public should be banned because it is impossible to contain the
fumes. This causes an effect in a larger radius than people realise. Perhaps,
instead of asking people to go outside to smoke, there could be some sort of
smoking or vaping den that those who wish to do so could visit.
No. It's already regulated and legislated against fairly well. Continuously
eroding the personal freedoms of Australians is not as idealistic as it may
appear. Education and awareness are better tools for improving society, rather
than punitive approaches by the authorities.
We should always have a choice. Make special areas for smokers to kill
themselves but make sure we non smokers can't smell it or come into contact with
We are slowly losing our freedom to choose and more should be done to keep our
Until smoking is illegal as long as they don't indulge in their habit in
confined areas or food eating areas there is no reason why they can't have a
smoke. I'm a non smoker but I see no reason to force my beliefs onto others.