Why "loss of productivity" is NOT an issue

Jeff Bone jbone@jump.net
Tue, 31 Jul 2001 19:09:32 -0500


Jim Whitehead wrote:

> > Fine.  You see Joe Smoker smoking --- stay away.  Be responsible for
> > yourself, don't look to Joe for it.
>
> OK, so say I'm already sitting someplace, such as a table in a restaurant.
> Joe Smoker comes in. You're implying that I should move to avoid his
> carcinogenic second-hand smoke?

That depends on whether you're sitting in a smoking-allowed section or not.  If
so, then yes, you should have to move.  Your problem, your solution.

> You are free to pursue life, liberty, and happiness only to the point where
> it starts affecting my ability to do the same.  Second hand smoke has been
> shown to have a causal link with various cancers, thus affecting my pursuit
> of life. Therefore, the initiator of the smoke must accept limitations on
> activities that generate it in the presense of others.

Blah, blah, blah...

More later...

jb