Why "loss of productivity" is NOT an issue
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...