Skip to comments.Smoking Ban for Popular Beaches in Honolulu Likely to Become Law
Posted on 04/02/2013 8:38:53 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell says he will sign a bill into law that bans smoking at some of Oahu's most popular beaches, but it first must pass legal review.
KITV-TV reports that Honolulu City Councilman Stanley Chang wants to outlaw smoking at some of the island's most popular beach parks.
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Obama isn’t going to be happy about this.
This reminds me of the absurdity of the no-smoking laws here in San Diego. Smoking is not allowed on the beaches but fires in fire pits is perfectly legal.
Smokers at the beach are THE worst. Leave their butts all over even if a special receptical (taxpayer paid of course) is 1 foot away.
Plus if you’re going to allow tobacco combustion, why not other substances as well? Why can’t people combust charcoal or wood or even trash?
Do they allow smoking by scuba divers or skin divers under water?
I know. The beach is just one giant ash tray for them.
Yes they do; Dog Beach. I always thought it was where ugly women went.
They probably do. But give it time.
if they’re banning smoking due to it being a public health hazard, then why aren’t they banning homosexuality?
They are encouraged to “pick” up after pets.
Why not just encourage smokers to curb their butts?
I always do.
Naw, it is easier to treat smokers like vermin.
I HATE SMOKE NAZI’S!!!
I've been on some beautiful beaches that are soiled by dog poop, cans, litter etc. If smoke bothers you in the outdoors there is something wrong with you.
Black’s beach is a haven for it.
It probably has changed over the years.
I used to have good looking friends that lived up there.
Chip Chip Chipping away at American freedom. These low tier politicans are some real “heroes”.
I just wish politicians would have the gonads to outlaw smoke products altogether.
Of course that means they’d have to give up taxes, but stop the hypocrisy for pete’s sake.
That is not a slam on smokers but on the principles politicians should have.
I have said that for years, stop doing this death of a thousand cuts thing.
Once they realize they just banned smoking pot they will realize the Coumo moment they had.
Come to any public Galveston beach area late on any warm Sunday afternoon and see all the litter left by the Mexicans. And the trash cans will be practically empty.
Cigarette smokers are the least of their problems. Everyone that I know that smokes on the beach as well as the rest of the families that used to go there always took their trash with them.
No dog shiite on beaches in Hawaii........
I’ve never seen ciggie butts on the beaches in Hawaii either.
But you can still smoke meth and kona right
[[If smoke bothers you in the outdoors there is something wrong with you.]]
There isn’t one iota of evidence that stray smoke particles that might waft their way towards a person out in the open causes cancer or breathign problems because the amount is so miniscule and so diluted and broken apart by air currents by the time it reaches a person as to be effectively harmless- Yet these smoking nazis in their self righteous ‘shove it down everyone’s throats’ mentality just make crap up claiming it’s a ‘danger to society’ and smokers just rolled right over and took it- They SHOULD HAVE taken this to court and demanded that the people tryign to ram through the asinine law PROVE that smoking on a beach was directly responsbile for ANY cancers or breathign problems- they hsoudl have been made to provide the SCIENTIFIC PROOF that is was such a danger as to warrent imediate passage of said laws- Infact, IF smokers rights groups were to launch a lawsuit they probably still coudl get a judge to halt all outdoor bans UNTIL such proof is provided- but I’m not seeign smoker’s rights groups launchign many lawsuits for some reason
[[Chip Chip Chipping away at American freedom. These low tier politicans are some real heroes.]]
They aren’t just chipping away nymore0- they are throwing hteir unconsitutional crap smack dab in our faces and darign anyone to do somethign about it- which of course noone iwll- so they just keep brazenly throwing their self sanctimonious crap in our faces-
Is that a Monicanudo?
You smokers have brought this on yourself. You are PIGS with the ashes and butts dropped or flung everywhere. Be it out of your car windows or on your neighbors driveway. Smoke if you want but keep your trash to yourselves.
So, if someone has a bad case of nasty flatulence from a heavy dinner of bean burritos, you have no issue with them being up-wind of you, because it is outdoors?
You need to understand that the smell of smoldering tobacco is as noxious as bean farts to many people, no matter how much you may enjoy inhaling one or the other.
It comes down to not befouling the air of others. No one gives a damn what you you to your lungs, just do it elsewhere.
Stupid...about half the people on those beaches are from Asia and heavy smokers...nothing like putting a knife in your chicken that lays the golden egg. Liberals amaze me.
I wandered a little too far east at Waikiki,(past the old Navitorium)
And found myself surrounded by good-looking amorous men.
The only problem was,
They were being amorous with each other.
I wonder if their “activities” will be banned, along with that nasty, naughty smoking?
Tobacco addicts are gonna be pissed when obamacare outlaws cigs altogether.
Yeah, and the gun owners too! And those who use medical care! They all DESERVE it!
Kinda ironic, that screen name of yours.
No one is jailing the smokers.
They were asked for years to have just a bare minimum of politeness and responsibility and not leave their butts all over the beach. We installed special recepticles all over the beaches (that were unsightly and expensive) and they woudn’t even use those.
Then we spend millions having to take up the recepticles so they beaches can be combed and sifted of the butts.
Smokers could not muster up even the bare minimum of politeness and decency.
I’ve seen it firsthand for years.
They are banning it because of the litter problem mostly.
The vast majority of smokers WILL NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES discard of their butts appropriately.
This has been going on for decades in Hawaii and smokers have been given decades of chances to change their ways. They WILL NOT. Period. They are militant that they don’t have to follow any littering rules.
They had a chance to prove they could be responsible and good citizens. They ARE NOT (again the vast majority).
Sorry that responsible smokers have to be lumped in with them, but enough is enough.
I have witnessed this first hand for decades. Smokers are not going to change. Ever.
Smokers do not own the beaches.
And I resent that I now have to pay for people to go out and enforce a rule that should be common sense and common decency.
I RESENT IT!
Taxpayers spend millions to comb and sift the beaches at night to get rid of the butts
My comment was that politicians are G D hypocrites for making smoking impossible/difficult yet loving the taxes smoking creates.
If they really had convictions, they'd outlaw smokes (or what ever). But they play this game of appearing concerned for our health while yet allowing smoking to keep the taxes it generates.
As for your thousands died at Normandy comment, you could not be farther from the truth of who I am in that holier than thou statement. Who died and made you the arbiter of liberty and freedom?
You know the people in glass houses cliché? If not, you'd better Google it. Get to know me before you come out with public bull sh*t comments like that.
I see McDonald refuse everywhere, should we punish patrons of McDodo’s?
Fine the SOB that littered!
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