On Thursday, December 8, 2005, at 06:34  PM, Michael Atherton wrote:

Laura Waterman Wittstock wrote:

I don't see any objection at all to an adult smoking as much as he or
she wants in a space that is not affecting other people.

What if all of the people in that space have agreed to
accept the risk of secondhand smoke?

Interesting question. I think some of the arguments in individual tobacco cases were based on insufficient warning of the harm caused by tobacco. Would personal liability pertain as well, i.e.could the non smoker, after having given consent later claim harm because he/she was not sufficiently warned about the danger? It doesn't seem acceptance of risk is a permanent thing.

Best wishes,

Southeast Como

Laura Waterman Wittstock
President and CEO
Wittstock & Associates
913 19th Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

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