Think of the Children!
Personally I am sick to the back teeth of that excuse being used. But, yet again it is - and this time to stop people smoking outside at public beaches and parks.
I must say that I am a smoker - but as a smoker I am getting decidedly a bit peeved that you can be fined up to $500 because you have the dreaded habit.
"The data shows that depending on the proximity to somebody smoking, how many people there are and the wind conditions … the effects to a child can be the same as second-hand smoke indoors," she said.
Mosher said outdoor smoking bans are needed to protect the health of children, but not every section of a park must be singled out. She cited the Dingle as an example.
"We would look at the canteen area where a child might be enjoying an ice cream and going to the washroom, and then the other area where we have a supervised beach and a playground," said Mosher.
In Nova Scotia you can't smoke with kids in the car, and this is the case in Ontario I believe - and if I remember the story correctly one guy was booked because he smoked and the girl with him was "under age" - while the RCMP officer was ticketing him - she got out a cigarette and sparked up - nuts!
Why, oh why don't government make smoking, chewing, anything relating to tobacco illegal?
The taxes and duty that they get from us smokers is one reason - and that is a lot of money. And this isn't a tax you can say "Well, I'm a little disjointed about all this criminalisation of ordinary citizens - I will stop paying may taxes!"
So - if we do have to pay our taxes for killing ourselves - I think it only right that we can smoke in the open air!
the effects to a child can be the same as second-hand smoke indoors," she said.
On CTV news she used the term "In a bar."
Yeah, so everything has to be geothermic, astro-full-proof, God laden, Jurassic and all that Jazz - and if it is a kid could get a whiff of a stale cig!
And that is why she is advocating cigs to be banned - outside - in the open air!
The world, or some parts of it - have gone stark raving bonkers!
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