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Women shouldn't be aloud to smoke. It should be illegal for pregnant women to buy smokes.
If a mother is found with a smoke, they should get a small fine.
We need decriminilazie marihuana in Slovak Republic because a crime organization altogether every year pay a big amount of cash for a non decrimi. or legalization for a marijuana to medical use In 2011 if You have a cancer and then if police find some of marihuana on that person ,person will go to jail from 1 up to 3 years and same punish is for a drug dealers.
We need separate people who use marihuana as a drug and whole people who use this for medical use and some other threat way!
Smoking can cause many diseases such as lung cancer and tuberculosis. People should be able to smoke, but not in public places. Smoking can even harm innocent people that DON'T smoke because the smoke can get in the innocent people's lungs.
I think that smoking should be banned in public places. If you do too, then please sign this petition.
4. Legalize It
Legalization of marijuana should take place in the state of Florida reasons for this are many profits generated could help support education, roads and highways, and even help public funds for food stamps.
Statistics show 20% of all Americans smoke weed this shows there is money to be made the product could be taxed and sold where cigarettes are sold.
Facts show the following:
1. It is not addictive
2. It does not cause over dose
3. It is natural
4. Is much less harmful than ciggarettes
5.Has strong support
6. Many powerful and influential people in the U.S. have used it
7. It stave's off Alzheimer’s
8. Marijuana helps with: Stress Relief, Pain Relief, Meditation, Eating Disorders
9. Marijuana has been around since ancient times
10. Marijuana does NOT cause violent behavior
This should be plenty enough reasons to support my thoughts and I think many will agree.
SA HEALTH DEPT. POLICY OF DISCRIMINATION
The F.R.E.E AUSTRALIA PARTY considers the recent moves by the publicly funded health department to impose a forced ban on a particularly vulnerable section of society when the same ban is not imposed on the larger community to be not only discriminatory and undemocratic, but also imposes a disproportionate level of suffering on those who are already suffering enough.
The F.R.E.E AUSTRALIA PARTY supports the Right of those recovering from addictions to alcohol and illicit substances to smoke cigarettes in publicly funded detox and rehabilitation facilities. As a result of the health departments decision, taken without consultation, many of those who would normally obtain help are now being pushed back out onto the streets due to a hard-line stand against the smoking of cigarettes while withdrawing from alcohol and illicit substances. To take away the Right to smoke without adequate referral to other services, which do permit their Rights to remain, is contrary to the Public Service Code of Conduct to provide best practice to those seeking such help. The choice to smoke should not be coerced off the sick and vulnerable by the threat of non-treatment from publicly funded health facilities when they seek assistance. It is a policy which in effect removes freedom of choice from an already dis-empowered section of society.
This policy of discrimination also affects those suffering from mental health issues as they too are also targeted, and are now being forced to stop smoking regardless of claims by those who work most closely with them that smoking cigarettes has a calming affect on those suffering from Schizophrenia and similar problems.
The Declaration of Independence states:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
However, on January 2, 2010, after being signed into law by Governor Bev Perdue on May 19, 2009, North Carolina Session Law 2009-27 went into effect, banning smoking statewide in all bars and restaurants in North Carolina, as well as in government buildings and vehicles.
According to the bill, it is the intent of the General Assembly to protect the health of individuals in public places and places of employment and riding in State government vehicles from the risks related to secondhand smoke.
While NC SESSION LAW 2009-27 HOUSE BILL 2 is intended to protect smokers and non-smokers from the effects of secondhand smoke, this bill infringes on the personal rights and freedom of choice for business owners and their customers.
Although violation of this bill does not hold a criminal charge, the $200 per day fine for business owners that do not comply (in order to appeal to their loyal smoking clientele) will drastically hurt business profits in an already suffering economy. Customers in violation will also face a hefty fine of up to $50, which is a steep cover charge. Many smokers that are not ready to be “forced” to quit will opt to find forms of entertainment in an alternate environment, rather than supporting a discriminating non-smoking atmosphere and being made to feel like an outcast. It is very apparent that a number of the small businesses that work to make America what it is, are going to have a tough battle to even keep their doors open.
While it is completely understandable that non-smokers should have the right to gather in public locations and not be involuntarily exposed to secondhand smoke, it should also be understandable that smokers should be allowed the same right to assemble in locations clearly marked as smoker-friendly establishments.
It is critical that these decisions are allowed to be made by the business owners and customers that support them, rather than the government. It is the owner’s responsibility to serve their customers to the best of their ability. The income that they generate (or do not generate) directly affects their livelihood as well as state revenue via taxes needed to support government affairs.
Taken from Section 1 of the 14th Amendment: “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States”
NC SESSION LAW 2009-27 HOUSE BILL 2 clearly conflicts with the above reference, by not allowing business owners to cater to the clientele of their choice.
Rights of choice are often not missed until they are gone, and rights that are not frequently used may not be missed at all by those that are not using them. However, a right of choice is one of the greatest attributes of this country. The right to choose to bear arms, the right to choose to speak freely, the right to choose to assemble, and so forth, may not be used by all of us, but a loss of any of these rights would be detrimental to all of us.
The 18th Amendment abolished our right to manufacture, sale, or transport intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes. We stood up for our rights then, and repealed it with the 21st Amendment. Thanks to our alliance, we now have the right to responsibly enjoy a beverage of our choice.
The elimination of the right for a business owner to operate under their own business model, and cater to the customers of their choice is being taken away with NC SESSION LAW 2009-27 HOUSE BILL 2. This is an unconstitutional act, and I ask your help in saving this right, even if it is one that you do not use.
Detailed information regarding NC SESSION LAW 2009-27 HOUSE BILL 2 can be found at:
Marijuana users are determined to stand up to the injustice of marijuana probation and accomplish legalization, no matter how long or what it takes to succeed. Despite the threat of arrests and a variety of other punishments and sanctions marijuana users have persisted in their support for legalization for over a generation.
They refuse to give up their long quest for justice because they believe in the fundamental values of Canadian society. Prohibition has failed to silence marijuana users despite its best attempts over the last generation. The issue of marijuana's legalization is a persistent issue that, like marijuana, will simply not go away.
Marijuana will be legalized because marijuana users will continue to fight for it until we succeed.
The smoking ban in the UK has put many businesses out of business. This includes pubs, bars, bingo halls, and many more.
Smoking has always been a social thing, a pint and a cigarette, play bingo and have a cigarette etc.
Many thousands of people have stopped going to the pub as they do not want to stand out in all weathers, they do not want to end a conversation halfway through to go out into the street to smoke.
Smoking should be a choice and NOT a law. We need thousands of signatures to send to No. 10 Downing Street DEMANDING, not asking, for smoking to be resumed in pubs/clubs/bars/bingo halls etc
We all know that cigarettes are bad for your health, whether we want to admit it or not. Smokers say that they have the right to smoke wherever they want to smoke.
It is not right for people to be able to smoke where non-smokers have to be. It is wrong for non-smokers to have to walk through peoples' smoke. The buildings on campus are smoke-free. It is time for the grounds to be smoke-free too.
It has been proven over and over again that marijuana is not a lethal drug,yes,it may not be good for children, and yes sometimes you can be irresponsible with it,but its the same case with Alcohol,and has similar effects..
Marijuana is the third most popular recreational drug in America (behind only alcohol and tobacco), and has been used by nearly 80 million Americans. According to government surveys, some 20 million Americans have smoked marijuana in the past year, and more than 11 million do so regularly despite harsh laws against its use. Our public policies should reflect this reality, not deny it.
Marijuana is far less dangerous than alcohol or tobacco. Around 50,000 people die each year from alcohol poisoning. Similarly, more than 400,000 deaths each year are attributed to tobacco smoking. By comparison, marijuana is nontoxic and cannot cause death by overdose. According to the prestigious European medical journal, The Lancet, "The smoking of cannabis, even long-term, is not harmful to health. ... It would be reasonable to judge cannabis as less of a threat ... than alcohol or tobacco."
Dear Elected Officials and Government Institutions and Agencies:
We have the right to enjoy our homes and properties without the toxic emissions from wood burning fireplaces and wood stoves invading our lives and those of our children.
It is the purpose of this petition to collect signatures to support a nuisance smoke bylaw in residential areas.
Outright, show your support for liberation of Cannabis around the world. Millions are out there, let us join hands and free the herb!
1. THEY'RE HIGHLY ADDICTIVE!
2. THEY HAVE UNRECOGNIZABLE CHEMICALS IN THEM!
3.THEY CAUSE CANCER!
4. KILL PEOPLE!
5. THEY HAVE NO OTHER USE!
Q. I MEAN, C'MON WHY WERE THEY EVER INVENTED?????
A. I DON'T KNOW THE ANSWER BUT I'M SURE IT WASN'T TO PROMOTE A HEALTHY LIFE! :)
From 1st July 2007 the government has declared that smoking in enclosed spaces is now illegal and that the guilty party will have to pay £50 and the proprietor of a pub will have to pay £2500 and court costs. The no smoking areas forced upon smokers are as follows:
Your Own Home (when workmen are about doing work)
Your own private registered vehicle
The place where you can smoke however is the pub in Westminster where the government have allowed themselves to smoke.
If you feel the government has removed your rights to smoke where you wish then please feel free to sign this petition. We currently need 12,000,000 signatures
I have recently found out that by September 2007 that smoking will no longer be allowed on the Palo Alto College Campus in San Antonio, Texas.
I find it to be unfair to those of us who smoke because college is about having freedom and as it is we hardly have freedom in America anymore. There is so many students and professors that smoke on campus after their classes, which because of this new rule, it is going to cause many conflicts.
I've already heard of people leaving the school and quitting there because of this policy. As being adults, we have the right to smoke cigarettes on campus as we do any where else. How is an individual ever suppose to figure themselves out if everything keeps getting taken away from us and we're not able to express who we are? This isn't right and what kind of freedom is this?
16. Smokefree VFW
PLEASE: FOR VFW and LADIES AUXILLARY MEMBERS ONLY!
VFW facilities are a wonderful resource and important meeting place for our communities, returned and returning veterans, and families. These valuable gathering establishments would greatly benefit from a healthy, smoke-free environment.
Secondhand smoke has been found to cause disease and death by the United States Surgeon General and is a dangerous product for our families and veterans to breathe.
July 17, 2006
Teen smoking rates - which plummeted dramatically over the past eight years - now appear to be leveling off, a trend that concerns many public health experts.
They're worried not just about the diminishing numbers of teens who are choosing to quit, but also about what may be in store for the 1 million plus new smokers who are succumbing to the habit each year.
Cigarette smoking during childhood and adolescence produces significant health problems among young people, including cough and phlegm production, an increase in the number and severity of respiratory illnesses, decreased physical fitness, an unfavorable lipid profile and potential retardation in the rate of lung growth and the level of maximum lung function.
An estimated 440,000 Americans die each year from diseases caused by smoking.
Each day, nearly 6,000 children under 18 years of age start smoking; of these, nearly 2,000 will become regular smokers. That is almost 800,000 annually.
It is estimated that at least 4.5 million U.S. adolescents are cigarette smokers.
Approximately 90 percent of smokers begin smoking before the age of 21.
If current tobacco use patterns persist, an estimated 6.4 million children will die prematurely from a smoking-related disease.
According to a 2001 national survey of high school students, the overall prevalence of current cigarette use was 28 percent.
Nearly graders and 5.5 percent of 8th graders smoke cigarettes daily.
Adolescents who smoke regularly can have just as hard a time quitting as long-time smokers.
Of adolescents who have smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their lifetime, most of them report that they would like to quit, but are not able to do so.
Cigarette advertisements tend to emphasize youthful vigor, sexual attraction and independence themes, which appeal to teenagers and young adults struggling with these issues.
Tobacco use in adolescence is associated with a range of health-compromising behaviors, including being involved in fights, carrying weapons, engaging in high-risk sexual behavior and using alcohol and other drugs.
March 16, 2006
What my class wants to do is petition our county of Volusia to see if we can get Smoke alarms put in High schools in the County.
We feel as if there is too much smoking in school rest rooms and by putting Somke alarms in them it would make kids awars that if they are caught they would get in trouble.
It has come to my attention, that a goverment that requires us to buckle children in car seats for their own safety will let parents drive these cars while smoking.
Second hand smoke kills. And these helpless children sit there in their car seats, getting their lungs filled with smoke.
Do you smoke pot? Do you think that the laws regarding pot are too lax or too strict in BC? Should families be more involved in the life of their children? Do you beleive that it is okay for young people to smoke pot?
If you believe that the laws should be more strict and you want to know that
your children are safe from drug dealers, please sign this petition.
Alright I know we have all herd this before but honestly, we need to look at the facts here. Every 8 seconds someone dies of tobacco! And next time it could be you! Or someone in your family!
Almost 50,000 people a year die from second hand smoke alone! Just second hand! Just from being in the same room with someone who smokes.
Tobacco companies are making products that kill their customers! Their product(s) kill 440,000 of there buyers a year and 1,200 a day!
But why should this be surprising? Cigarettes zalready have about 700 chemicals in them alone! 69 of these chemicals are even known to cause cancer! Just to name a few chemicals:benzene, carbon monoxide, arsenic, hydrogen cyanide and polonium 210 (which is a radioactive chemical).
Ever heard of urea? the dictionary defines urea as: A water-soluble compound, CO(NH2)2, that is the major nitrogenous end product of protein metabolism and is the chief nitrogenous component of the urine in mammals and other organisms. Also called carbamide.
Some tobacco companies even add urea to their cigarettes.
"In 1990, 72 million bottles of a popular mineral water were voluntarily recalled because of small traces of benzene. The smoke from one pack of unfiltered cigarettes has as much benzene as 169 bottles of the contaminated water."
I beleive the most shocking quote of all is "How do infants avoid secondhand smoke? "At some point they begin to crawl." -- Tobacco Executive 1996"
Smoking also causes 445 new cases of lung cancer everyday.
Now think about this...We supposedly live in the "Best country of All" but if we're so great..why does out governement allow people to sell things that will kill us?
Please Join the fight for a Smoke Free World.
*all information and quotes from www.thetruth.com*
The 10,000 children in the care of the Province of BC ,living in approximately 4,000 foster homes and group homes deserve to live in a smoke-free environment.
In addition to the 4,000 chemicals and 40 known carcinogens in second-hand smoke, exposure also affects learning and behavioral development. Second-hand smoke leads to problems ranging from ear infections, asthma and increased crib deaths to bronchial conditions, respiratory conditions and some types of cancer.
We want laws to protect innocent children from the adverse affects of second hand smoke to be put in place as soon as possible. As concerned mothers, we demand this for each and every child in foster care in the Province of British Columbia.
Smoking should be banned either completely, or in any location that causes others, especially children, to inhale the smoke.
"Nearly half the children in the UK are exposed to passive smoking in the home. Unlike many adults, children do not have any choice about whether or not they are exposed to tobacco smoke. Babies and children are more prone to chest, ear, nose and throat infections, and to more serious conditions such as bronchitis and pneumonia."
"Passive smoking can irritate the eyes, nose and throat and cause headaches, dizziness and sickness. Asthma and allergies can be made worse. Pregnant women and people who suffer from any lung, heart or circulatory disease are at greater risk through passive smoking."
Shirley Matheny and Annette Beckman sent a letter off to Orrin Hatch concerning smoke-free units in the HUD housing located in Price, UT. They received a response from him dated August 16th, in which he sent a copy of the letter he'd sent to Mr. Dwight A. Peterson. Mr. Peterson is the State Coordinator for the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
We have yet to hear back from him concerning this serious issue.
The office-related renters respectfully request the establishment of a smoke free working environment. We understand that is would not affect the lower level, Cellar Restrurant area, just the common areas and office space of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors of the building.
Have you seen the dvd THE UP IN SMOKE TOUR, it was also shown on SBS. It is a concert with Dr Dre, Eminen, Snoop and Ice Cube. I feel that it is unfair that Australia was overlooked. If you feel that the tour should hit our shores sign the petition!
Health wise I have been diagnosed with bi-polar. And when I used to get depressed I'd smoke hemp and I would No longer feel depressed. So it does help with depression. It does not impare judgement as much as anti-drug commercials say it does. We as citizens of this country have the natural born right to smoke it. And if they say it's dangerous then I say to them to close down the cigarette and alcohol companies and make them illegal too. Because more people abuse them than they do "weed."
There would be a lot less people in prisons if it was made legal. Once something is made legal then the thrill of doing it is gone. The thrill comes from the fact that they are taking a chance of getting caught.
Besides the government could make a very profitable business out of it.
This petition has been created in order to urge Congress to make and pass a bill that will ban public smoking. A person who does not wish to be exposed to second-hand smoke should not be forced to if he/she does not want to. This is a job that has been started, but not completed. It is not right when someone interferes with a person's right to NOT smoke. If you agree, I urge you to sign this petition.
Hi everyone. How's everyone doing? Anyone sitting there having a cigarette rite now? Well, I am, as its my right to do so. I am writing to you today to talk about a law that I am trying to get passed in Maine. Maine is the ONLY State that does not allow their prisoners to smoke while incarcerated, and I feel this is unfair. These (some innocent) prisoners have been taken into the state's custody and expected to just be able to STOP SMOKING, COLD TURKEY. And they wonder why there's violence in the jails.
Quitting smoking suddenly and not with any quit smoking aids, can take its toll on a person, tempers become short, the craving becomes high. I know I have tried to quit smoking and it is very difficult, especially if your FORCED into it. I feel the inmates should be allowed to go out side at rec and have a cigarette or two while out there. If they institution does not want the inmates to have control of the pack of cigarettes, they then (the guards) can hand them out as they go out to rec. The inmates are only allowed to go to rec once a day, so its not like they would be going out all the time for a cigarette, just during the break. The guards all go outside on the property when its not allowed, so why can't the inmates take their rec time to do so? If we can get enough signatures together then we can get this law passed. As I said, MAINE is the only state that does not allow the inmates to smoke. How would you feel if it was you??? As it could be someday. Not ALL the inmates are guilty as charged, some ARE innocent. Lets all get together to help these people make the best of their situation.
PLEASE sign this petition so I may submit it.
My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
People should have the right to smoke Marajuana because it is their birth right and also cigarettes and alchahol kill more people then marajuana so please help.