Why is it ok to discriminate against smokers...

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  1. Real_Magi

    Real_Magi Black Belt

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    but not fatties? Both are self destructive and exhibit a lack of self control, mainly toward an addiction that will eventually kill them.

    It seems completely socially acceptable to "hate" smokers and be disgusted by them, but if you professed to hate fatties and were vocal about your disgust, you would be attacked by a mob with pitch forks and torches.

    What's the difference?
     
  2. FlowWithTheGo23

    FlowWithTheGo23 Black Belt

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    When people smokes it affects other people. If someone's a fat mess, that's their problem. They're not filling the room with smoke.
     
  3. faustian

    faustian THE LOOSE CANNON Platinum Member

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    I support this thread
     
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    I saw the thread title and knew exactly where this was going.
     
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    faustian THE LOOSE CANNON Platinum Member

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    They theoretically cause healthcare prices to go up which jeopardizes other people's health?
     
  6. Real_Magi

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    Second hand smoke has never been scientifically linked to adverse effects on a person's health.
     
  7. SevenSamurai

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    Smokers and Obese (not chubby) people are my 2 biggest pet peeves.

    I discriminate against both... but would gladly help either if they wanted help to change.
     
  8. BoogerDawson

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    Secondhand smoke is irritating, unpleasant to those around, and potentially carcinogenic to those around. It'll stink up others' clothes and hair.

    I don't hate them, but I shouldn't be forced to sit around smokers when I'm eating at a restaurant, or in an enclosed, confined space. How would someone feel being trapped in a closet while someone else is blasting stinky farts?
     
  9. FlowWithTheGo23

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    Even if that is true, it doesn't change the fact that it's bothersome.
     
  10. SevenSamurai

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    haha -either has common sense been linked to people who make this statement.

    Magi, you are a smart guy -don't go down this road.
     
  11. Real_Magi

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    I can certainly see the point about it stinking and I don't support smoking indoors around non smokers. But there is certainly a witch hunt for smokers that has caused laws and policies to keep them from smoking on certain properties period, even if it's outside. Some cities don't even allow smoking in public.

    Lol it's the truth though. But honestly even if it does cause harm to others, not smoking inside or having designated smoking areas separate from the other areas remedies the situation.
     
  12. Loiosh

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    You're high, right?

    On Sherdog it is completely acceptable to hate on fat people, show me something that has suggested otherwise.

    Also, why the hell should hating on anyone be acceptable? What the hell is it with morons and their need to express hatred?
     
  13. Tycho Brah

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    What character traits are associated with smokers?

    What character traits are associated with fatties?

    I think that's where the answer to your question is. Insofar as tendencies towards overeating and addiction are biologically influenced though, it is an interesting question. There's also the second-hand smoking issue vs. comparable secondary effects of overeating.
     
  14. 5H3RD0G

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    ....................second hand smoke kills thus who likes anyone that kills others slowly. :icon_lol: It's like poisoning the people gradually including ones self. I don't know what school you must attend to figure that out my fellow scholars but they need to create one.
     
  15. Joe Wong

    Joe Wong Gold Belt Banned

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    god, i hate smokers. my girl just picked up this nasty habbit again and i almost broke up with her for it. she smokes 3 times a day and all outside where i refuse to even be when shes doing this. gross as hell.

    Edit: i hate smoking. A lot of people i know smoke.
     
  16. Real_Magi

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    I actually agree. Hate isn't cool. I don't "hate" at all, per se, I just don't understand the social views on smoking and being fat. Society seems to embrace fatties, yet shun the smokers.
     
  17. KingMellow

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    They banned smoking at the university I graduated from after my freshman year. Since then, everyone just throws their cigarettes on the ground because they took away the outdoor ashtrays. Thanks management dickheads really thought that one through.

    I guess as long as they can appeal to parents with the horseshit lie that they are a "smoke free campus".
     
  18. MardyBum

    MardyBum It's Not Easy Being Drunk All The Time.

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    Cause they stink.

    Especially in cold weather.
     
  19. Loiosh

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    The only people in society that embrace fat people are other fat people.

    Jesus, have you seen the show where the hot girl puts on the fat suit to see how people treated her differently?

    Anyways, I'm an overweight person who just quit smoking.

    I never, ever, ever felt any hate for being a smoker. People hate SMOKING because it's fucking disgusting, but I never felt any hostility because I was a smoker.
     
  20. ralphc1

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    What planet have you been living on. Google it, you'll find hundreds of scientific studies linking it.
     

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