Parks may soon be smoke free
Original post made on Aug 10, 2011
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on Aug 10, 2011 at 8:39 am
Whereas I do not smoke and find the smell of cigarette smoke pretty gross, I personally don't find an issue with people smoking in our town's parks. I have for severl years, and still spend a fair amount of time at our various parks and playgrounds and rarely, if ever, have encountered a problem with smoking. I think our town's money can be used in a other more productive ways.
Where I do find cigarette smoking offensive is when I make my frequent trip to Trader Joes and between the TJ employees along with the employees/friends/customers of "Z Pizza", there's almost always someone sitting either at Z Pizza or sitting on the sidewalk smoking.
At least at a park, the air is open, but next to a building, the smoke dissapates at a much slower rate.
on Aug 10, 2011 at 10:21 am
I can't imagine why so many young people are smoking. I work for a large corporation, and we have a lot of young people working for us. I am amazed at how many of these "kids" have to run to smoke every chance they get.
on Aug 10, 2011 at 10:27 am
My big dog has been burned twice in the face at the dog park when he approached someone's hand for a pet and encountered a lit cigarette in it. It's too bad people can't use common sense and be a little considerate of others. I love smoking, but I keep it in the backyard at home.