LETTER: Tobacco choice

I quit smoking 30 years ago -- freedom of choice. I exercise my freedom of choice when dining out, choosing where I s
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

I quit smoking 30 years ago -- freedom of choice.

I exercise my freedom of choice when dining out, choosing where I shop, buying vehicles and displaying my American flag 24 hours a day. It's my freedom of choice.

Each of us makes many choices every day whether we realize it or not. Choosing a doctor or a lawyer, what gas station, what TV channel -- your choice! You don't like watching NASCAR? Watch golf! Don't like baseball? Watch the Cavs. Your choice!

The smoking ban in public places is a really unfair one when it comes time to enforce it. I should have realized this at the election. Why did this have to be so confusing to the public? I recently made myself more informed on this topic. I've concluded the state doesn't really care about our health or there would be a vote to making smoking illegal. With the huge margin of victory for the smoking ban, I have to believe making it illegal would pass by almost the same margin.

The worst hypocrites of any abuse are the very ones who have had their lives affected by that abuse. I can sympathize with anyone who has had their health ruined by smoking, but it was their choice.

No one jammed a cigarette into my mouth and no one pulled one out when I decided to quit. My choice.

I choose the businesses I frequent. Being a veteran and a strong defender of American rights. I'll back the smokers until tobacco becomes totally illegal. Quit bellyaching and use your right to frequent the businesses you choose.

Jim Rosin

Sandusky