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China to Ban Smoking in Public [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2006-12-25 19:43:25 |Display all floors

Enforcement of the ban will be the key.

Without iron-handed enforcement by the government, smokers will be able to brush it off as every time before when the authorities ostensibly vowed to do so.

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Post time 2006-12-26 09:04:29 |Display all floors
For those of you who don't smoke and dislike smoking, how many of you will say something to a person smoking next to you?   Or will you just keep silent?
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Post time 2006-12-27 11:56:37 |Display all floors
Originally posted by projeka at 2006-12-26 09:04
For those of you who don't smoke and dislike smoking, how many of you will say something to a person smoking next to you?   Or will you just keep silent?


If I happen to hang around a person who's smoking, I will just keep silent about it, because smoking is somehow part of the norm. If I take issue with it, I'm asking for troubles.

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Post time 2006-12-27 12:12:13 |Display all floors

Reply #38 liu_yang's post

But, you see, not speaking up against it means you accept it.  You accept someone blackening your lungs .  You accept someone who isn't courteous to those around them.  It is your space, too, not just theirs.
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Post time 2006-12-27 14:17:45 |Display all floors

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Of course my silence should not be taken as acquiescence.  Under such circumstances I will grimace, scrowl, turn my face around and so on in protest. But if the guy doesn't, or pretends not to, take the message, I will give it up. :) Maybe I'm not brave enough to stand up for myself. That's the way it is.

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Post time 2006-12-27 14:22:42 |Display all floors

A good idea

Give violators a nasty look

I can stop a car with one of my nastier looks!

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Post time 2006-12-27 20:13:49 |Display all floors

Reply #41 pandamonium's post

That's a new one: Drive-by grimacing.  Watch out everyone!
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