The other day I was at an outdoor fitness event when I noticed a young man smoking amongst all of those people who had just crossed the finish line of a race. I was so shocked to see and smell cigarette in this venue that I’m not sure I was very polite as I asked him to move very far away.
This got me thinking of decades gone by, back to when I used to smoke. …sadly, it’s true. Remember that the laws were very different then. You could legally smoke just about anywhere. Wandering the halls of a shopping mall, standing in line at amusement parks, sections in restaurants and essentially ANYWHERE outside was totally acceptable by law.
As a non-smoker (9 years reformed), I recognize how horrible it is to be in the vicinity of smoking or even near someone who has recently butted out. Somehow in those days of old, I felt that I had the right to smoke wherever I wanted and was quite upset when the laws began to change. Thank goodness I wasn’t the boss of that! There is no doubt a lot of people felt the same way and if they were to spend some time to think about it, they may find they too, were an inconsiderate smoker. I might even be talking about you while I’m talking about me.