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  •  To a point, I'm for laws (1+ / 0-)
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    that protect the rights of non-smokers to breathe clean air. The virtual  ban nowadays on smoking in public indoor spaces bothers me not at all.

    But I agree the stuff about forbidding smoking in city parks may be just a little bit over-the-top, or "Sinapore," for my tastes. You can't really  justify it on the grounds of a fire hazzard. And clean air? Feh, I'm a nonsmoker, and I've figured out not to spread my picnic blanket downwind of people who are puffing. Not too difficult, really, since we are talking about an outdoor space. I mean, are they going to ban eating in parks next, because some people leave candy bar wrappers?

    •  well, to a point I'll tolerate cigarette smoke (0+ / 0-)

      but balancing SCHIP passage vs cig tax wibns out for SCHIP.

      City parks? All politics is local. Doesn't bother me either way.

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Sat Sep 22, 2007 at 10:40:26 AM PDT

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