Speaking of smoking, my girlfriend and I were walking through Westwood Village and someone who was standing on the curb with a cigarette was so kind to blow smoke in our faces. Wouldn’t you think you could wait until someone passes by? I always hold my breath when passing a smoker and release about 10 steps past, but my girlfriend is sick and didn’t do that and had a coughing attack for a few minutes. :-(
People already drink alcohol and smoke pot as well as tobacco at bus stops, walking down the street, etc. This is not a new development, and smoking weed at bus stops or in bars will continue to be a crime, just as public intoxication and smoking tobacco at the bar have been against the law for a number of years.
As an ex-smoker, I miss (and hate) the smell of cigarettes. As a self-ascribed germaphobe, every time I inhale smoke from the public streets it reminds me just how often we breathe in someone else’s breath. That is gross and makes me want a cigarette.