…or at least it seems that way. You can’t really walk anywhere in this city (this is outdoors, you understand) without walking through a cloud of ciggarette smoke. It’s really quite disgusting. It’s like the thing to do up here. It seems nearly every other person is lighting up, already smoking, or just getting done at any given moment.
The moment I step outside the apartment the smell hits me because someone just walked by smoking, or is smoking a few feet away. And this pretty much continues unless I’m inside somewhere (away from the door). Oh, and in front of our place of business you pretty much have to hold your breath as you approach. There are always like 10 people directly in front of the doors polluting the air at any given time.
It’s very annoying to be constantly accosted like this, and I honestly can’t wait until laws get passed that say you can’t do this in public anymore. I mean, here I am on public property being forced to breath known carcinogenic material. Constantly. Day in, day out. It stinks, it’s known to kill on a regular basis — it’s just not positive in any way. I really don’t understand why it’s permissible to expose others to this poison, and I look forward to when it no longer is.