Thank you everyone for your valuable comments, and you have the Right to feel as you do about smoking. In the same way, My comments are just as valid, and My feelings about smoking are just as real as yours. Just because we do not agree about smoking as a habit, does not make my arguement for the Rights of smokers any less valid or valuable. Some of you are concerned with smokers denying your Right to "Fresh Air". That must be some kind of Joke...really. Our cars, and trucks, buses and planes do more harm and are much more Foul Smelling than cigarette smoke ever will be. But I do not hear people or communities restricting a person's Right to drive, ride or fly.
Another has stated that "smokers deserve no rights when they are committing 'self-suicide'", again this must be a joke. Smoking is Not the "killer" we have been led to believe. Admittedly, there is a Correlation between smoking and Several types of death, (cancer, heart disease, emphasema, to name a few) but smoking does Not Cause all these things.
In order to make a Cause and Effect Conclusion, the results Must be able to be repeated 100% of the time. Since 100% of smokers do not die as a result of any one of the afore mentioned diseases, smoking cannot cause those diseases. Further, it is also true that Every human Being will Die. Smoking, may possibly reduce an average person's lifespan by 5 or 6 years, and quitting smoking will Not drastically increase anyone's lifespan. If it could be proven, that quitting smoking would increase the average lifespan of everyone (smokers and non-smokers alike) by 20 or 30 years, then there might be a solid arguement for people to stop smoking.
Some smokers live to 90 or 100+ years, and some non-smokers only live 50 years. My basic arguement is that there Must be Rights for All People, or there will Never be any Equalty for anyone. Discrimination will always be Discrimination, and Discrimination towards anyone, for any reason, to my understanding Is and Forever will be Wrong. Discrimination, Prejudice, Segregation, and Separation are All wrong, so why must it be Practiced and even encouraged to exist towards Smokers?