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Even non-smokers should rally to extinguish smoking ban

Mencken could've been describing liberals: "The haunting fear that someone, somewhere may be happy."
Mencken could've been describing liberals: "The haunting fear that someone, somewhere may be happy."
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  • Truth 6 years ago

    1. Loud Music is not a danger to my health. Second hand smoke is.

    2. Fascism is the merger of state and corporate power, which is exemplified best by corporatist conservatives.

  • Consequences 6 years ago

    When loud music exceeds OSHA levels, the workers have an unsafe work environment.

    I think he has an excellent valid point.

  • harleyrider1978 6 years ago

    hey did the figures for what it takes to meet all of OSHA'S minimum PEL'S on shs/ets.......Did it ever set the debate on fire.

    They concluded that:

    All this is in a small sealed room 9x20 and must occur in ONE HOUR.

    For Benzo[a]pyrene, 222,000 cigarettes

    "For Acetone, 118,000 cigarettes

    "Toluene would require 50,000 packs of simultaneously smoldering cigarettes.

    Acetaldehyde or Hydrazine, more than 14,000 smokers would need to light up.

    "For Hydroquinone, "only" 1250 cigarettes

    For arsenic 2 million 500,000 smokers at one time

  • harleyrider1978 6 years ago

    The same number of cigarettes required for the other so called chemicals in shs/ets will have the same outcomes.

    So,OSHA finally makes a statement on shs/ets :

    Field studies of environmental tobacco smoke indicate that under normal conditions, the components in tobacco smoke are diluted below existing Permissible Exposure Levels (PELS.) as referenced in the Air Contaminant Standard (29 CFR 1910.1000)...It would be very rare to find a workplace with so much smoking that any individual PEL would be exceeded." -Letter From Greg Watchman, Acting Sec'y, OSHA, To Leroy J Pletten, PHD, July 8, 1997


  • harleyrider1978 6 years ago

    SINCE YOU GUYS AGREE WITH OSHA,then you will want the smoking ban repealed NOW!

  • InvestigateNonProfits 6 years ago

    "In relation to the political decontamination of our public life,
    the government will embark upon a systematic campaign
    to restore the nation’s moral and material health.
    The whole educational system, theater, film,
    literature, the press and broadcasting --
    all these will be used as a means to this end." Adolph Hitler

  • Michael J. McFadden 6 years ago

    Sorry Truth, but for some people loud music IS a health problem that denies them the option of working in bars with loud bands and jukeboxes. See: for more on that. And the Feb. 2006 issue of the European Heart Journal published a study showing that noise elevates the risk of heart attacks by almost 50%. Also: in 2008 the Euro Commission completed another study showing that the noise from living anywhere near an airport (far less than working in a noisy club/bar) had a 50% increased risk of hypertension.

    So I guess the only solution, to be consistent, would be to limit smoke-free bars and clubs to quiet elevator music. Won't that be spiffy? OH... and don't forget: we've got to ban patio dining as well! Can't force people to work under the carcinogenic rays of the sun! Sunscreen provides only PARTIAL protection.... sorta like ventilation and smoke.

    Michael J. McFadden
    Author of "Dissecting Antismokers' Brains"

  • Marg Durrance 6 years ago

    I loved your article & the articulation--I soooo agree, concur whatever!

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