Unfortunately there are some people who just can't quit, no matter how hard they try. I know of two from my past.It doesn't sound like too many, if any, people on this forum are smokers, but just in case some still are, I would like to share a story that will hopefully "light a fire" to motivate you to quit. I was talking with a hospice nurse and she mentioned that the worse deaths she has attended were people dying of COPD which most cases, but not all including my sister, are caused by smoking. She said those COPD cases were even worse than the ones who were dying of cancer. She mentioned the high anxiety and panic the COPD person suffers during his last days because of not being to breathe. I'm not looking forward to when my sister reaches that stage.
You missed my point too. Please read my responses to Qapla on the same issue.The difference between smoking tobacco and eating sugary and fatty foods is that someone can sit and eat a Snickers bar or a bag of Doritos across the table from me and the sugar and fat from the Snickers or Doritos doesn't enter my body and compromise my health, unlike the dose of second-hand smoke I'd get if someone sitting near me was puffing away.
I don't think that smoking tobacco should be illegal, it's just that people who smoke should not be able to do it around other people who don't want to deal with the second-hand smoke.
It's not that we missed your point - we just have a different point of viewYou missed my point too. Please read my responses to Qapla on the same issue.
Here in the state of Washington smokers must stay at least 25 feet from any doors and Amtrak personnel in my experience have been good about enforcing this at smoke stops within the state. The last couple of times going to/coming from Seattle, though, it has been a moot point at the Wenatchee stop because of smoke from forest fires at the times I've ridden.My experience with smokers on trains these days (prior to Covid) is that they don't stand far enough from the doors when lighting up even when there are signs and it is not enforced by staff. Worse, is when it's the conductor that is smoking.
Then there is the SCA that says "stay right by the door" and one realizes you have to stand across from the middle of the car to get away from smokers on both sides.