Skip to comments.PHOTO: Anti-Tobacco/Anti-Smoking Sign, circa 1915; Zion, Illinois (Birth of the Nanny State?)
Posted on 05/26/2013 10:46:26 AM PDT by DogByte6RER
1915: Anti-Smoking Sign, Zion, Illinois
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Puritans are deathly afraid someone, somewhere may be having fun.
Notice the name of the town? They had a big court case a few years ago about the cross on city seal which was on the town water tower. Founded by a very religious sect, and I am sure they were aligned with Carrie Nation
Some of these older utopian-type churches seem rigid and joyless.
The smoking wars are over. Smokers lost. Deal with it.
Anti smoking was waaaaaay before this. No booze, no smoking...
Frankly, I don't see much difference between the two.
But! She is exactly correct. Personally, I don’t care if people smoke. I just do not to smell it anymore and I don’t want to pay for their cancer, cardiac, etc healthcare. Once we are okay with the government paying for our healthcare, then we are going to have them telling us how to live.
And I don’t want to pay for drinker’s and drug user’s liver problems, or gay’s aids problems.
folks who were community organizers and social do gooders
The government was telling us how to live long before you were okay with the government paying for your healthcare.
<....”I dont care if people smoke..... I dont want to pay for their cancer, cardiac, etc healthcare”....>
Are you going to also say this also about fat people... for their health issues have far surpassed smokers now....
...additionally recent article says “sitters”, who do nothing but use technology all day, have “replaced” smokers in health care issues.
..and what about those who are STD infected for their lifestyle choices to engage in sex at will?
The list goes on and on....but the old story of laying blame on smokers has long been replaced by other practices draining the health care system.
...”The smoking wars are over. Smokers lost”...
Now it’s the lard butts who they’ll soon be going after....who have far surpassed the smokers in taxing the healthcare system.
It’s be their “Turn” do deal with it”.
Latest nannie target: people who spend too much time at their computers. Not about carpal tunnel or eyestrain, it’s the sitting that’s bad for you. Their slogan:
“Sitting is the new smoking”
I lived in Zion, IL the first year I was married. Zion was known as the home of the “blue” laws, as well as the home of a sect called the “Christian Catholic Church” (no relation to the Roman Catholic Church).
Everything commercial was closed on Sundays. No alcohol or tobacco was sold within the city limits. All of the streets had Biblical names. I lived on Ezekial Ave., and the train station was on Bethlehem Road.
It was a pretty little town at the time, however.
Don’t waste your time with this one. Every time he/she cheers for the “wins” of his anti-smoker cartel he/she is actually cheering the drowning of freedom. Why h/she continues to post on this site is beyond me. Anyone who supports over reaching government really doesn’t belong here.
He/she has no comprehension that the cheering of stripping rights for some is encouraging the stripping of rights for all.
I stood behind a man at the pharmacy earlier today. He had a foul smell that was noticeable 6 feet away. What was he buying? Cigarettes.
carrie had balls
There is no freedom in addiction. Stop hyperventilating. Deal wit it.
In a Republic every man rich or poor has the right to starve, live under a bridge, and smoke. Get a Nose Gay and stop dictating peoples behavior.
You poor thing. Feeling better now?
No - you deal with it, considering you are the one with the addiction. Dictating to others how to live their lives is your addiction. There is no freedom in tyranny, but you get absolute pleasure in it.
We get great enjoyment out of your kind - the kind that walk into an establishment with great big signs saying "Smoking Permitted" who then get offended because people are smoking. More often than not they are asked to leave, as they are unpleasant, stingy and just don't belong.
Last night we went to Ft. Lauderdale beach for their memorial day beach party.
And with 15mph winds we could still smell cigs, plus something else.
30 min into “Back to the Future” on the big inflatable screen, it blew over and they cancelled it! Drove all the way to the beach in traffic and paid $10 parking for nothing. What a mob it was down there.
And you know it was because he smokes, how? Also, what one considers a foul smell is entirely subjective. Many people find the smell of fields freshly dressed with manure to be foul, I personally look forward to it and do not find it offensive in the least.
I know it was because he smokes because the foul smell smelled like the bottom of a stale ashtray. A former smoker never forgets that smell. Yuck!
Again - totally subjective.
I guess it is all a mater of perspective, none of the former smokers I know have a problem with the smell, most, in fact rather enjoy it. And not a one of them has turned into an anti-smoker nanny statist.
No I don’t think so because they would also include food in that, cars, electric scooters, soda, salt, styrofoam, food donated to the homeless, bicycles, taxis and the 20 billion other things he tried to ban/regulate.
I’m not dictating — just commenting. I wondered if this poor man had any friends, or family, in his life who would tell him how offensive his odor was. You could smell his body odor — (stale ashtray) — his mouth odor — (stale ashtray) — and his hair — (fresh smoke). As he plunked out $6 for a pack of cigs, I wondered how long they would last him. I’m quite sure that he’ll be hitting another store before evening for another pack because the odor was so strong.
I used to smoke myself, I’ve worked in offices with chain smokers, I’ve had family members who were heavy smokers, and I have employees who still smoke (outside). I have never smelled anybody so bad as this poor man. I have to say that hardly anybody around here smokes anymore, so this was startling.
See #35. I don’t believe that anything I wrote would catagorize me as an anti-smoker nanny statist. This man just smelled BAD and it was a stale cigarette smell. I stood far away from him while I waited for him to conclude his purchase.
You seem overly sensitive about the topic. Even King James (of Bible fame) complained about the foul uses of tobacco brought back from the Colonies. He only began to tolerate it when it became a cash crop.
As far as I can see it is not your problem it is his, if he considers it a problem then it is up to him to change his behavior not for you to dictate.
As I said before get a Nose Gay.
Actually the so called “Smoking wars” (AKA War on freedom) are hardly over, I am seeing more and more people smoking these days.
Its nice to see people standing up to fascists and doing as THEY please and not as “Draino” and other minions of the police state say.
You do understand that actually very few smokers get “ cancer, cardiac, etc” right? Don’t want to smell it? Buy a bubble and live in it, Oh and sell your car too, because I dont want to smell those fumes either.
No, when I (while recovering from knee surgery) have to back track from my place at the check out counter because the smell is so offensive, it becomes my problem.
Read about King James I. Personally, I don’t care. My concern was for this man’s lot in life. Although he was in work clothes, he didn’t look poor. He just smelled really bad. There are people on this board who cannot discuss anything rationally. They are overly sensitive. Are they all smokers?
I know a few ex-smokers that think they are just so much better than those that chose to keep smoking, but I think it’s just a deep personality problem. Most of them are normal.
1911? Check out King James I’s attitude.
Amazingly modern, I’d say.
This man smelled BAD to YOU - I have found that anyone who whines about it is, at heart, an anti-smoker and the ones who do whine/complain the most about the “bad” smell are all former smokers.
As to me being overly sensitive, you couldn’t be further from the truth - I have just learned that people with that type of attitude are the first to applaud when another smoking ban (aka attack on freedom) is put into effect. You mentioned employees who smoke outside, did you institute the no-smoking policy on your own, or did you wait for the nannies in government to do it for you?
Shortly after Delaware banned smoking in State buildings a woman walked into my building, which was clearly marked with signs it was a building of private businesses, thinking she was entering the Attorney General’s office. Instead of listening to my explanation of where the AGs office was, she went into a tirade about me smoking in a state building. No amount of explanation would appease her and I asked her to leave - she did and came back with a Capitol police officer demanding he give me a ticket. When she refused to pay attention to his explanation it was a private business and she needed to leave, he finally turned to me and asked if I wished to press charges for trespassing. I chose not to because I actually felt sorry for her. She was so adamant in her stance that she was blind too reality. That is how I see anti-smokers, they are so blinded by their zealotry they can not see reality.
Why on earth would you celebrate that? You realize that 90% of all new smokers are teenagers? Is your addiction so strong you wish it on others?
As to more people smoking...don't let the truth hit you in the rear.
I’ve known those kind, I just don’t hang out with them, and as you say, most are normal.
OMG - you have got to be kidding?
Why would anyone in their right mind answer such a question? Look at the numbers and the dates - and don’t let the truth hit you in the rear.
You better plan on eating a late lunch or an early dinner in my favorite establishment if you wish to sit in the smoking permitted area. I feel sorry for the tourists who don’t realize making a reservation on the weekends is really a good idea - regardless of which side you prefer for dining.
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