But if it's just a smoke screen, we're out of here.
From my standpoint I don't think it's credible. It is a lot of smoke, a lot of hot air. But were it to go forward, I think they would find it a lot tougher to operate than anyone thinks.
We have a pledge board where they made a pledge to stay smoke-free or pledge to help someone stop smoking.
I think it deserves a full hearing before the full House committee. Secondhand smoke is not just an annoyance. It is a health hazard, and Virginians are coming forward every day to tell us this is something they want addressed.
There's been a culture shift in terms of acceptance of breathing in other people's smoke.
Oscar Wilde: 'Do you mind if I smoke?' Sarah Bernhardt: 'I don't care if you burn'.
If you work out, it kind of kills your mood for McDonald's or to smoke a cigarette.
People are not going to stand outside and smoke when it is below zero. They're going to go someplace where they can sit inside.
I say to smokers, smoke if you wish to - but not at work, and not in enclosed public spaces.
Oh, we have fun. Me and Smoke have been through what we've been through, and done our dirt. But everything's got a place. And we still like to have a good time. Besides, people don't want to see you just trying to be hard all the time, mean mugging. I really want to ask some of these millionaires why they are on TV mean mugging and mad. And they're millionaires!
This is no longer an economic issue. This is a health issue. Let's face it, secondhand smoke kills.
When all the smoke clears, he says, you don't have any options, you have to have surgery. Not maybe, it's no, you cannot. The timing is the issue, that's the decision to make.
Right now, I get asthmatic bronchitis, which is a breathing problem from the smoke, and the smoke has been covering the whole valley.
Smoking is hardest to give up because it's legal. I smoke because I'm addicted - nicotine should be a Class A drug.
Banning public smoking to reduce the number of people who smoke is low on people's list of priorities. Government should not use legislation to force people to give up smoking.
Secondhand smoke causes cancer and other diseases. But the tobacco industries' overall global strategy and tactic was to plant doubt in the minds of the American people ... Does it really?
We found the original draft of the scientific paper, which said, 'secondhand smoke increases the risk of sudden infant death,' in Phillip Morris's corporate files along with their suggestions to Sullivan to change it.
Secondhand smoke is even worse than we thought. It increases the risk for an acute coronary event like a heart attack or long-term development of atherosclerosis.
If people are serious about breast cancer, they have to deal with secondhand smoke. That's what this is all about.
[While smokeless tobacco has] demonstrably less carcinogens and toxins than cigarette smoke, ... remarkably high levels of carcinogenic tobacco-specific nitrosamines -- levels that are 100 to 1,000 times higher than in any other consumer product that is designed for oral consumption.
Just smoke everywhere and everyone busy. The fire department running around.
For smokers, alcohol may provide a double whammy. Now we know that once they start drinking, their craving to smoke also increases.
For years, the church has focused on the don'ts ? don't smoke, don't drink, and all the other things that you shouldn't do that are heavily enforced.
Lots of people like going out for a pint and a smoke. So the ban has been a real strain for some people. I feel really sorry for some of the older regulars. I can nip outside to smoke no bother, but someone who's 80 and carries a walking stick isn't going to find it quite as easy.
I was doing some on-site work up at Trapper's Lake, drawing the smoke clouds off in the distance, and the entire place burned up right after we left. It was a rather poignant experience.