Begging Cigarette Users To Avoid Making This Same Mistake As Toms River, NJ Smoker
Okay cigarette smokers...now we got beef.
I was moseying about this morning to my regular Dunkin stop to put a little extra pep in my step.
I was so excited for my latte -- pathetic, I know -- but don't judge me.
I walked in to grab my drink -- which was already prepared and good to go because I ordered ahead on the Dunkin app -- and walked away from the counter with a humongous smile on my face.
I went to step outside to take a nice fresh whiff of my Iced Vanilla Chai Latte but, instead, I was met with a very unfriendly scent.
Thanks to a woman who was smoking a cigarette right near the entrance/exit, I was greeted with a pungent cloud of cigarette smoke.
It was not how I wanted to start my day to say the least.
SO SMOKERS....you have every right to choose to smoke cigarettes just like you have every right to either accept or decline to COVID-19 Vaccine.
But if you choose to do so, please follow the rules.
According to LegalBeagle.com, "Commercial buildings usually establish reasonable distance regulations and prevent smoking within 15 to 25 feet of doorways, operable windows and intake vents of smoke-free buildings."
So yea, she needed to take like 4 or 5 Frogger leaps to be at a far enough distance.
The sentences that are listed next actually bring me to my next point.
When you choose to smoke a cigarette that close to a public doorway, everyone entering and exiting the premises is being forced to join in with you thanks to secondhand smoke which yes, is harmful.
"The aim of this type of restriction is to prevent a health hazard to nonsmokers by limiting the amount of second-hand smoke drifting back into the building," continued LegalBeagle.com. "It also protects employees, customers, clients and visitors who enter the building from having to pass through clouds of second-hand smoke."
Couldn't have said it better myself.
And for hearsay, let's say I am quoting the wrong number of feet that a smoker must remain away from an entrance.....can you just go by common courtesy?
May ask, "Are people able to breathe in this smoke I'm exhaling? Are they being forced to breathe in this smoke?"
Just awareness is all that I ask.
I thank you.
Nicole S. Murray
And while we are on the topic of health, you will never guess where New Jersey ranks inn the list of 'People Who Live The Longest.'