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I think the reason this debate is going on stems from folks defining choice as personal, and not as a majority. If a majority of folks think that second hand smoke causes cancer, and inhaling it in public places is hazardous to thier health, they're going to get it banned. That's how democracy works. The right is to life: not to have someone else shorten or end it due to thier casual habits of speeding through stoplights, driving while drunk or exposing me to dangerous levels of toxins. Smokers DO abridge this right, and that is why these bans are in effect. I never minded the smoke, I do not chastize my friends for smoking, and sometimes I join them, outside on the porch.