605.0 #338 (DL Qual #302

Nov 22, 2011 1:45 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
I personally I'm not a fan of smoking at the parks. I think it just shouldn't be allowed. Specially when kids have to sit on a bench and wait for there parents to finish smoking... What's your opinion on this??

My grandmother was a smoker for 50 yrs. She didn't believe in second hand smoke. She had emphysema, COPD and few months before her passing lung cancer. Guess who now has asthma and gets bronchitis and pneumonia several times a year. I hope smokers soon realize how harmful it is for their health and those they love. - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  751.8 #251 2:15PM
My great grandma is a smoker good thing I only see her a few times a year.... - princessVanessa  384.3 #585 2:21PM
Yup. It was hard because i was her primAry caregiver and she was old skool so you couldn't tell her what to do in her own home. She also had some medical needs that required her to be warm all the time so the doors and windows were Always closed! no ventilation at all. - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  751.8 #251 2:24PM
I am not a smoker but i know some people who are. I think it's good that DL has designated smoking areas rather than having people smoke all over the park. I'm sure a kid waiting for their parent to finish smoking is better than either not being able to go to DL at all because smoking wasn't allowed, or a grumpy stressed out parents who isn't able to have their cigarette. I think it's a good compromise.
- Jillian  767.1 #244 1:51PM
Haha Sooo try! Rather have people be happy at DL than be fruity cause they can't get their nicotine fix. It would suck to go with my fiance if they didn't have them. - NeverlandTink  423.1 #522 1:54PM
Sooo true* - NeverlandTink  423.1 #522 1:54PM
Bad topic to bring up. Very polarizing. One way or another people are going to feel picked on. - Shunasee  182.6 #2217 5:26PM
To each his own - ERICKA  491.5 #433 1:46PM
As a couple of posters up above, I too was raised in secondhand smoke and now suffer severely every year because of it.Β  It also affects my athletics such as running, etc.Β  I can't even go in close proximity to where someone is smoking and it throws me into fits of coughing.Β  So while I appreciate designated areas, it is still not far enough away from me.Β  I can't even stand being close to a smoker, and their clothes smell just a bad. - MinnieCarman  303.2 #889 2:32PM
I agree smoking is the worst habit one can pick up harms them and others. - Darla  22.2 #6965 2:34PM
If people like to huff and puff in their cancer sticks, so be it. I just wish it didn't bother the rest of us. - ima-pirateswife  745.0 #260 3:08PM
I wouldn't care if I didn't have to smell and breathe it. - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  751.8 #251 5:22PM
It shouldn't be allowed in the park, it's not fair that so many children are exposed to smoke in such a child friendly place. I'm really glad the law was passed about not being able to smoke in a car if a minor is in it! Yay no smokkeeeee! - Madimay  177.3 #2286 6:29PM
My dad smoked till the day he died two yrs ago (he was only 51), and my hubby used to be a social smoker but stopped because i refused to kiss him after he would. I know i can't stop people from smoking but i would prefer not to be around someone while they smoke or walk by the smoking area with my kids and smell it. - stargoddess120  527.4 #394 6:37PM
I do  not smoke, but I feel that most of the smoking places are really out of the way. I grew up with parents who smoked in the house, I hated it, but smoking in the park out in the open air is unfortunately better than the kids sitting in a room at home having to deal with it there.   - BooEve123  800.9 #232 1:47PM
No really. Many times if you walk past those areas the cigarette smoke blows in your face. But if they can't give up smoking for 8-15 hours well then they need their own space. - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  751.8 #251 1:54PM
*Not really . . - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  751.8 #251 1:58PM
Well said Boo! People should't sweat the small stuff so much. - DisneyDoorite  359.1 #647 2:09PM
I agree with Boo, they are pretty out of the way---and some day they will probably be gone. Just be grateful it's not an addiction you struggle with. - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.0 #32 1:50PM
Good point. - PrincessDuckie  904.9 #202 6:35PM
No really. Many times if you walk past those areas the cigarette smoke blows in your face. But if they can't give up smoking for 8-15 hours well then they need their own space. - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  751.8 #251 1:54PM
Haha Sooo try! Rather have people be happy at DL than be fruity cause they can't get their nicotine fix. It would suck to go with my fiance if they didn't have them. - NeverlandTink  423.1 #522 1:54PM
Sooo true* - NeverlandTink  423.1 #522 1:54PM
They need to move the smoking area across from the Matterhorn line a bit further away from the path. Like on that seating area where the little boats used to be. - Polkadobo  384.7 #583 1:55PM
That's where it was and they moved it back for some reason - mike714  338.1 #710 2:08PM
Hi. I'm fruity. 😳 - Butterlina  1570.6 #105 1:55PM
Fruitylicious! - DizGeek  453.6 #483 1:57PM
yummy.... =p - vikkimus  199.2 #43 2:00PM
When I went to universal people smoked every where and the smoking areas were right by the walkway. I'm glad Disney hides theres so you don't have to hold your breath as you walk by. I'd rather have this than people sneaking a smoke... Because that's what people would do - SteamboatMinnie  310.6 #851 1:56PM
I don't mind the way they have it set up right now, I'm not a fan of smoking but everyone should have the choice. - JerrBear  103.7 #3538 1:56PM
Fruitylicious! - DizGeek  453.6 #483 1:57PM
I think the smoking areas are meant to cater to international guests from places where smoking is not as regulated as in So Cal. :) - Joshcube  10.5 #10654 1:57PM
Very true! So many smokers abroad!!! At DL Paris, they smoke wherever they want. - ERICKA  491.5 #433 2:00PM
*Not really . . - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  751.8 #251 1:58PM
I'm just waiting for the chair throwin to start!πŸ˜‚ - Calypso  867.5 #215 1:58PM
the product destroys human life, and even kills nonsmokers, it should be illegal to manufacture and market disease and death. - aristocat  7.1 #14023 1:59PM
So does alcohol If you want to ban one vice ban 'em all - mike714  338.1 #710 2:11PM
your abstract is just that - aristocat  7.1 #14023 2:23PM
Smoking sucks. That being said, if there was some areas that had a canopy with a serious vent fan, that would help keep the pathways clear of the exhaust. - SorcererBHhaha  409.0 #548 1:59PM
I've had the same thought but the park has a lot of international visitors and they don't feel the same about smoking as our culture. WE WILL BE IN THE PARKS AFTER OUR NAP. WHY AM I YELLING? - WeMetAtDisneyLand  41.9 #5126 1:59PM
I thankfully have not walked into a cloud at smoke at DL. Not only can I not stand the smell, I am on an inhaler. That is the last thing I need to breath in. Our last trip to WDW, they had the worst placement of a smoking area. It was at the only exit of a store. I believe it was the store that is outside that Dinosaur ride in AK. I didn't know that was a smoking area, and walked right into that lung closing stuff.
- Lelundrial  656.3 #304 1:59PM
Very true! So many smokers abroad!!! At DL Paris, they smoke wherever they want. - ERICKA  491.5 #433 2:00PM
yummy.... =p - vikkimus  199.2 #43 2:00PM
I run past those places. I am very sensitive to cigarette smoke. I can feel my white blood cells in my alveoili's going into overdrive clearing that gross clutter. I am very sensitive to cooking smoke too. - HotDiggityDogDaddy  1113.5 #163 2:03PM
Me too! lol - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  751.8 #251 2:08PM
I refuse to use cooking oil. - HotDiggityDogDaddy  1113.5 #163 2:11PM
Because of her asthma my mom has always been really sensitive to smoke so I have a learned sensitivity to smoke. - tiggertwin  331.9 #736 2:31PM
well in SC where I live you can smoke in some restarunts still, and you can smoke anywhere in public... Smoking is a lot less restricted here. I went to a amusment park this past summer and people smoked where ever they felt like.. i much prefer the 'smoking areas' DL provides then letting people smoke anywhere they want in the park. - vikkimus  199.2 #43 2:03PM
SC, as in South Carolina? Major crop is... - SorcererBHhaha  409.0 #548 2:09PM
lol yes, South Carolina... its not just the fact that SC grows a lot of it... but for some reason SC is very... 'backwards' and the major crop of SC is no longer the main ingredient of cancer sticks... It hasn't been the main crop of SC for a while now... - vikkimus  199.2 #43 2:13PM
Plus a pretty girl who smokes is an instant turn off to me. I'd rather date Ursula's grandma at that point. - HotDiggityDogDaddy  1113.5 #163 2:06PM
LOL that would be one nasty lady! - BooEve123  800.9 #232 2:11PM
Me too! lol - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  751.8 #251 2:08PM
That's where it was and they moved it back for some reason - mike714  338.1 #710 2:08PM
Well said Boo! People should't sweat the small stuff so much. - DisneyDoorite  359.1 #647 2:09PM
SC, as in South Carolina? Major crop is... - SorcererBHhaha  409.0 #548 2:09PM
I don't like when I walk past a smoking section but hey if they want to smoke I'm not here to judge them I get sensitive to smells though good thing they don't smoke other things at DL - princessVanessa  384.3 #585 2:10PM
I don't judge them for smoking. But sometimes those smoking areas look more shady than a forest with 100 foot tall trees. - HotDiggityDogDaddy  1113.5 #163 2:12PM
I've definitely smelled some other things being smoked at DL...not okay to me. - ladylikesdisney  945.0 #197 2:15PM
I hate the Matterhorn smoking area I start coughing a lot and I need water :( other stuff are probably being smoked there @ladydisney since the california laws over here maybe next time if I smell something other than cigs I will report it! - princessVanessa  384.3 #585 2:18PM
LOL that would be one nasty lady! - BooEve123  800.9 #232 2:11PM
I refuse to use cooking oil. - HotDiggityDogDaddy  1113.5 #163 2:11PM
So does alcohol If you want to ban one vice ban 'em all - mike714  338.1 #710 2:11PM
I don't judge them for smoking. But sometimes those smoking areas look more shady than a forest with 100 foot tall trees. - HotDiggityDogDaddy  1113.5 #163 2:12PM
Its nasty, I give us Californians about 3-5 more years of having to smell other's bad habits before it's outlawed completely ;) - misskitty  19.3 #7501 2:13PM
right on - aristocat  7.1 #14023 2:24PM
lol yes, South Carolina... its not just the fact that SC grows a lot of it... but for some reason SC is very... 'backwards' and the major crop of SC is no longer the main ingredient of cancer sticks... It hasn't been the main crop of SC for a while now... - vikkimus  199.2 #43 2:13PM
I totally agree. I've seen them with their kid in a stroller in the smoking area. I really hate the ones that walk around smoking. Disgusting - dvcfam4  113.2 #3366 2:14PM
I've definitely smelled some other things being smoked at DL...not okay to me. - ladylikesdisney  945.0 #197 2:15PM
I consider myself a courteous smoker, I would never light up in Disneyland somewhere where it's not allowed. - MontanaMouse_CM  311.8 #840 2:17PM
I hate the Matterhorn smoking area I start coughing a lot and I need water :( other stuff are probably being smoked there @ladydisney since the california laws over here maybe next time if I smell something other than cigs I will report it! - princessVanessa  384.3 #585 2:18PM
My great grandma is a smoker good thing I only see her a few times a year.... - princessVanessa  384.3 #585 2:21PM
your abstract is just that - aristocat  7.1 #14023 2:23PM
right on - aristocat  7.1 #14023 2:24PM
Yup. It was hard because i was her primAry caregiver and she was old skool so you couldn't tell her what to do in her own home. She also had some medical needs that required her to be warm all the time so the doors and windows were Always closed! no ventilation at all. - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  751.8 #251 2:24PM
At least it's not like the old days of being at Disneyland...there wasn't any designated areas because people could smoke anywhere. I remember standing in line while being surrounded by smokers for an hour at a time. So, I'm OK with the designated areas but it is sad to see the little ones waiting for their parent to finish! - SoCalJean  171.4 #2380 2:28PM
Because of her asthma my mom has always been really sensitive to smoke so I have a learned sensitivity to smoke. - tiggertwin  331.9 #736 2:31PM
I'm just glad there are designated areas. I don't really understand it though, I used to be a smoker but I would never ever smoke at the happiest place on earth. I mean really? - missgoofy  371.6 #614 2:31PM
Smoking = Biggest turnoff ever - CadaverousPallor  268.4 #1183 2:55PM
My husband was a smoker (quit a year ago), but even when he was still smoking he never smoked at Disneyland. He said that he felt awkward with all the little kids around and he did not want to be stared at. Now that he's officially a non-smoker, he notices how even though there are designated areas, you can still smell it when you're walking past the areas. But as long as you're where you're supposed to be when smoking, no one can really complain. - ktkakes  331.6 #738 5:17PM
My MIL doesn't smoke at the parks, either! - DLlovingMommy27  238.0 #1496 5:21PM
My MIL doesn't smoke at the parks, either! - DLlovingMommy27  238.0 #1496 5:21PM
I wouldn't care if I didn't have to smell and breathe it. - Romec123aKaSmartyPants  751.8 #251 5:22PM
Nix to nicotine. As long as I don't have to smell it I can live with it. It's their life. You can't fix stupid. - jacdanfan  11394.1 #5 6:34PM
Good point. - PrincessDuckie  904.9 #202 6:35PM
Agreed. Even the smoking "areas" You can still smell the stink. gross.
- tuesday737  1283.4 #134 6:57PM
I've had to wait for people to smoke before. Not fun! Although once when I was waiting I did stare at Tom Sawyer's Island for a long enough time to notice a hidden Mickey... - MelodyTime  313.6 #830 7:07PM
Agree that it is totally disgusting! It makes me sick to walk by those areas. Wish there was a way to suck the air around those areas so we didn't have ti breath it. - vinylmarc  17.9 #7811 7:32PM

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