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Re: Smoking

Aug 06, 1997 05:21 PM
by M K Ramadoss

At 02:53 PM 8/4/97 -0400, wrote:
>At 09:11 PM 8/1/97 -0400, A. Safron wrote:
>>> In message <>,
>>> writes
>>> >Folks can't be
>>> >satisfied with just pointing out the dangers of smoking and let people
>>> >their own decisions nor even stop at banning smoking in public. Nooooo.
>>> >They have to try to FORCE everyone to quit, even in the privacy of their
>>> >own homes where the issue of second-hand smoke is irrelevant.
>>I was asthmatic as a child and allergic to cigarette smoke.  My mother, who
>>smoked, always smoked in another room of the house, the porch, where
>>the smoke would dissipate out the window.  She even put on a coat in winter
>>and smoked out there.  My father smoked cigars, but only outdoors.
>>If 2nd hand smoke is irrelevant, then they were clueless to that that notion.
>Hi Anne,
>You're right. I should not have said "irrelevant". In fact, I myself
>shouldn't be exposed to second-hand smoke because I have heart disease.
>(And I live with three smokers.) The real point that I was trying so poorly
>to make that, in ones own home, it should be a decision made by those
>affected and involved, not by other individuals, including governments. 

When I saw the subject and was discussing with a friend of mine about "what
theosophists do" according to the TSA www FAQ, my friend reminded me that
the first encounter of HSO with HPB happened when HSO offered to light HPB's
cigarette and ended up founding TS. Just for those who may not be aware!


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