Friday, August 11, 2006

square pegs and coffin nails

There is no good reason to allow smoking in restaurants. The offensive stench of cigarettes ruins the taste of food for the unfortunate people sitting in the same room as a smoker. New York enacted a ban on restaurant smoking despite the warnings that business would suffer. Well, it didn't. An article in the New York Post says that the ban may have helped increase business instead.

Why do people start smoking? Yesterday's New York Daily News cites a health department study that says a lot of teenage girls think smoking makes them look sophisticated, like the characters on "Sex and the City." Congratulations to Sarah Jessica Parker and Michael Patrick King and the rest of them for introducing a generation of young girls to a deadly nicotine addiction. Who needs Joe Camel when you've got Carrie Bradshaw as a role model?
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Blogger Nyeboy9 said...

I agree Fank. Smoking is getting to be an epidemic if it isn't already. Think of how many deaths could have been avoided if they would have quit or hadn't started smoking! I have started going to smoke-free restaurants such as The Chop House and Conners and there is a huge difference in the dining experience that I had. More restaurants need to be smoke-free and I'm sure they will be in the future, or at least I hope so.

Anonymous Pam Mc said...

I totally agree with you Frank. There is no good reason to start smoking. Even if stars do it, doesn't mean you have to.
Being an EX smoker, I find it offensive now and wish to apologise to anyone I may have offended in the past.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't care how hot a woman is, if she smokes I'm out! No butts about it.

Blogger Heather said...

You are right smoking is nasty. SJ Parker quit smoking in the show and in real life why don't they pay attention to that

Anonymous TNtuxedo1 said...

hmm... have you ever seen Sarah Jessica and Joe Camel together? You should photoshop her head onto his body and vice versa. The caption could be "why the long face?"


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