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#381 jonny

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 07:29 AM

I doubt BBQ smoke is anywhere near as toxic or noxious as tobacco or marijuana.

 

I think most people would agree that the smell of a BBQ cooking is pleasant.

 

There's also a big difference between firing up the BBQ twice a week and smoking 30 cigs on your balcony day and night. 


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Posted 03 June 2014 - 08:49 AM

Jbw, you don't like the smell of bbq smoke? Wow. Gotta be one of my top 5 favorites, and I suspect the same for many people.

All smoke regardless of the source is painfully toxic to me (I concede that reason is a minority one). 

 

But before I became hypersensitive to smoke, while I'd enjoy being at a bbq and not terribly mind the smoke, I'd object to such toxins and noxious odour being imposed on me at someone else's will and in my own home.

 

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 08:52 AM

All smoke regardless of the source is painfully toxic to me (I concede that reason is a minority one).
But before I became hypersensitive to smoke, while I'd enjoy being at a bbq and not terribly mind the smoke, I'd object to such toxins and noxious odour being imposed on me at someone else's will and in my own home.

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Ah ok. Your post objected to the stench, which is defined as a bad smell. The smoke itself is different.

#384 LJ

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 07:34 PM

Jbw, you don't like the smell of bbq smoke? Wow. Gotta be one of my top 5 favorites, and I suspect the same for many people.

Only if I am partaking in whatever is being BBQ'd.


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#385 todd

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 06:02 PM

I've seen a lot of people around town smoking tobacco pipes since the no smoking bylaw went into effect do they think they found a loophole? As the sign only shows a cigarette as imagery.

 

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#386 todd

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 06:57 PM

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#387 todd

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 04:51 PM

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#388 HB

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 09:19 PM

I am not a smoker but I think this law is going beyond reasonable and today I see that the CRD is picking on marginalized persons.

These street people have nothing to begin with no bed to sleep in no home to lay on a couch watching TV and they visit Our Place homeless shelter for showers, socializing, 3 meals a day, medical and the list goes on an on.

 

They hang out on the boulevard where many of them smoke cigarettes.

 

Today I see that the CRD has erected their No Smoking Signs on both ends of the sidewalk on Pandora from Vancouver to Quadra.

 

I guess this is considered part of Harris Green and therefore technically a park.

 

 

The huge wide part of Harris Green from Vancouver Street to the Church on Chambers St has none of these signs.

 

I don't like the street people society in this town and all the BS that goes along with them and their actions but for  F sakes why is the CRD focusing in on that one little part of the street in front of a homeless shelter to put these signs up.Are they planning on fining people who may smoke there...people who cant and wont pay fines levied???

 

The sad irony is that IV Injections and crack smoking take place there too but no signs prohibiting that or no signs saying its illegal to steal then strip bicycles on the grass

 

I guess you really don't need to have any common sense at all to work as a  bureaucrat

 

 


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#389 Mike K.

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Posted 04 November 2015 - 09:49 AM

I'm sure it's a reaction to businesses voicing complaints about the smell of cigarettes and cigarette debris.

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#390 todd

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Posted 04 November 2015 - 11:13 AM

Not a smoker, but cancer aside I did enjoy the aroma occasionally as I walked down the street, I associate the smell with various destinations of my liking, good memories come flying back.
 
No smoking say 100 feet from the nearest person may have made more sense?
 
But then you have the cigarette butts, enforce the no littering bylaw maybe?


#391 insanelydeadlydisease

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Posted 04 November 2015 - 11:57 AM

Does that include weed?



#392 todd

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Posted 04 November 2015 - 12:12 PM

I use a torch to get the weeds out of my laneway, sometimes thay smoke almost as much as Justin Trudeau.


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Posted 04 November 2015 - 12:29 PM

I have no problem with this.  It smells, butts litter, I don't like breathing it in and I can't see the benefit to anyone. 

 

If you can't have a drink in public (outside licenced establishments) then why should you be able to smoke and blow it all over everyone around you?


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#394 foll1971

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Posted 20 November 2015 - 12:33 PM

It's called obnoxious smells. I have an issue with those electric sigs as well. Specially when the A'hole blows it basically in my direction/face!


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#395 Rob Randall

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Posted 08 February 2020 - 06:26 PM

Cigarettes have quit Keith Richards.

 

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#396 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 03:57 PM

does anyone remember a program here that I think enrolled 6th graders and paid them a cash dividend if they remained non smokers either each year or at the end of the program? and participants would somehow be tested to ensure compliance/ success.

I think it was s private program run by some type of philanthropists. . not sure what ever happened to it.

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#397 Mike K.

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 05:01 PM

All of the kids became smokers.
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#398 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 05:03 PM

somehow I thought maybe the opposite bankrupted the program.

 



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