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When "freedom" affects those around you...

I've seen several comments in complaint of "freedoms" being stripped by passing a law stating that beach visitors are not allowed to smoke on the beach. I, for one, would be ecstatic to hear that I could visit a beach without having to walk through a cloud of cigarette smoke. Believe it or not, smokers can survive a few hours without smoking. A question for smokers: what about the right to breathe? No one is telling adults it's illegal to smoke, but when your actions directly affect the health of people around you, it's inconsiderate and childish to complain about laws such as this one. I'd like to see a smoking ban in all public areas, mainly because there are so many non smokers who have to deal with the smell and the inability to breathe when smokers decide they can't wait a little longer to get in their cars or get home to light up. It is extremely rude to smoke in public, and unesessary.

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