Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Call for Smoking Ban for CBD Ignites Debate

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Call for Smoking Ban for CBD Ignites Debate

Article excerpt

A QT reader has called for a crackdown on people smoking in the Ipswich CBD. We asked Facebook readers what their stance was:

IT WOULD not be so bad if most of them weren't foul-mouthed grubs who spit every second step they take as they walk along, grubs.

CHRIS LAURIE

I'M A smoker and respect the laws but if it so bad to our health why doesn't the government just take it off the market - government is making to much money from it I think.

TYSON LENNINGS

I SUPPORT a ban in ALL public spaces.

GEOFF LYONS

I'M A smoker, but I find it really inconsiderate when others don't obey the signs. Smoking is a choice, but there are rules. It's human decency to respect others and their desire to not inhale your second hand smoke.

LANA SUZUMEBACHI WATERS

I SUPPORT a lot of the non-smoking areas in a lot of areas but just like the non smokers have rights ... so do the smokers have rights too.

ANN SHELTON

MY HUSBAND is a smoker, and he has respect for non smokers, but I think in an outdoor area it's so ridiculous that he and I (a reformed smoker of six years) have to walk for miles to find a spot just to have one, hiding away like a criminal. So silly, I'm sure no decent person who smokes would deliberately annoy anyone around them!

ZOFIA DENDUNNEN

IN ANY public area ... hate walking out of the shop first thing is a mouthful of someone's second hand smoke ... eeeeeww!

ANNIE CLARKE

I'M A non-smoker, but the bleaters and whiners are incredible. Get a life, you are breathing in car fumes. I really shake my head listening to their pompous opinions!

PAUL STANDING

THEY'RE not complaining because of the amount of taxes they get from us. It's legal, suck it up.

ROSE BLACK

THE entire Top of Town should be smoke free because the law states: no smoking within four metres of non-residential building entrances. Which would mean anywhere at the Top of Town.

ROVE MCMENACE

I'M A smoker. …

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