For friends and acquaintances who smoke, sorry guys but your smoking days in public places are numbered. You can’t be seen with those lighted cigs in your hand anywhere you want (except inside your house). A law banning people to smoke in public places is in effect and anyone caught violating the law will pay a fine or undergo community service.
Are these penalties enough to carry the burden of cigarette smoking particularly for those who have been affected by second hand smoking, for life? I’m not sure if your term insurance will cover your smoking-related ailment, but those who don’t smoke are indeed paying a high price due to other people’s irresponsibility.
Hopefully, the smoking ban rule would be strictly enforced, if not, it will be another regulation used for publicity stunt.
When I was in grade school, I had to cross railroad tracks to get to and from school. Every time I leave home, my grandmother would always remind me to be careful when crossing railroad tracks.
Some people are not fortunate to survive accidents especially railroad accidents. I happen to know one victim. She was an old woman and happens to be the mother of my mom’s best friend. The old woman didn’t hear the coming train because she has difficulty hearing. Her death was tragic. But her family didn’t pursue the case. If only someone back then recommends a good lawyer to handle their case like the FELA Railroad Injury and Train Accident Lawyer who handles cases of railroad employees who got injured on the job, the victim’s family could have received something as remuneration for the old woman’s death.