This is week 67 in my series of Shape Up! The weekly post on what I did over the last week in my quest to getting healthier.
This is making the news in Alabama and I thought this would be a great time to talk about this. Last week, the Anniston City Council passed a tougher smoking ban. The original smoking ban still allowed bars to have smoking. But the new ordinance bans all indoor smoking in public buildings and restaurants! I think this is a major step forward for Anniston and for the health of people everywhere. Not too long ago, the two hospitals in Anniston banned smoking on their entire campus. This meant no one could smoke on the hospital property. Some people whined online saying they should have a right to smoke anywhere they want. And now with the city passing a tougher smoking ban, some people are again whining online saying there rights are being taken away and its one step closer in becoming a government nanny state.
Back in the 1960′s, smoking was very hip. You saw many people smoking and you also saw many commercials and advertising about cigarettes. Many stars on TV and in the movies were lighting up. Basically smoking was hot and very hip. Soon, doctors and health officials starting to come out with warnings about the effects of smoking. And the numbers of people smoking have dropped ever since. When I was a kid, my father was an avid smoker. He would smoke multiple times a day and here’s the worst part. Whenever we were in a car, he would light up and only crack the car window slightly. Yes, I had to smell a lot of cigarette smoke. Here’s a video showing you what happens to your body when you smoke.
Today, I can’t stand any cigarette smoke. I do not go to places where smoking is allowed. Whenever I am in public areas like festivals or concerts, I will walk away from people who light up. I can not stand the smell of cigarette smoke. Basically, I do not want to be around any cigarette smoke at all. I support cities that passes smoking bans, and I even think businesses will do better with smoking bans. Who wants to go to a bar or business and smell all of that smoke? I wish all cities and businesses would ban indoor smoking at public places. It would be good for everybody. And before someone says this, I support the rights of each individual person and you do have a right to smoke in your own home. Government is not going to ban people from smoking at their own homes.
Need help in quitting your smoking habit, go to: http://www.smokefree.gov/ Here’s a video showing you what happens to your body after you quit smoking.
As for me in the last week, just the usual walking and eating one meal a day. I am getting close to my second anniversary of being fired from my last job. Instead of sitting around and doing nothing, I have written the Geek Alabama blog while job searching. Stay tuned, I am going to announce something soon so I can move the Geek Alabama blog to the next level!
This is what I ate last week:
Saturday: Hotpockets, Sweet Tea.
Sunday: Pork Chops, Brown Rice, Sweet Tea.
Monday: Pork Chops, Brown Rice, Sweet Tea.
Tuesday: Party Pizza, Chips, Sweet Tea.
Wednesday: Party Pizza, Chips, Sweet Tea.
Thursday: BBQ Pork, Brown Rice, Sweet Tea, Cookies and Cream Cupcakes.
Friday: Hotpockets, Sweet Tea, Cookies and Cream Cupcakes.
Have a great week everyone!