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Calif. considers smoking ban at all state parks
Associated Press ^ | March 18, 2010 | SAMANTHA YOUNG

Posted on 03/18/2010 10:54:19 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California lawmakers on Thursday will consider what is believed to be the nation's most far-reaching smoking ban in state parks as a way to get unsightly cigarette butts off the beach, eliminate second-hand smoke and reduce the threat of wildfires.

Maine banned smoking at its state beaches last year, but groups that track such legislation say no state prohibits lighting up throughout its entire park system, as the California bill proposes.

Under a legislative compromise, campsites and parking areas will be exempted from the ban.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: california; illegalaliens; mexicancartels; nannystate; pufflist; smokers; socialism

1 posted on 03/18/2010 10:54:19 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why don’t they just ban people from the State Parks. Just think how much money they would save. Let the parks go back to nature......That’s what they want isn’t it? Maybe they could only let DeemOcrats in the Parks and charge them accordingly.


2 posted on 03/18/2010 10:57:32 AM PDT by RC2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You mean this isn’t in the health care bill? It’s nice to see the California power brokers working hard to bring businesses back to Calif. to stimulate job growth. This outta help. (sarcasm)


3 posted on 03/18/2010 10:58:15 AM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: historyrepeatz

Uh-oh.. What’s an ARSONIST to do? LOL


4 posted on 03/18/2010 11:01:03 AM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Brought to you by the same incompetent jerks who have refued to balance the state budget for years.


5 posted on 03/18/2010 11:02:04 AM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yep, our legislators really have their priorities straight!


6 posted on 03/18/2010 11:02:22 AM PDT by Ben Mugged (Unions are the storm troopers of socialism.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Who’s going to take the cigs away from the Bears? ;-)


7 posted on 03/18/2010 11:03:42 AM PDT by Dead Eye Lane
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To: CdMGuy

“Brought to you by the same incompetent jerks who have refued to balance the state budget for years.”

They should just consider it done...they are DEEMocrats.


8 posted on 03/18/2010 11:03:48 AM PDT by jessduntno (A third party has risen; we have the Republicans, the Tea Party and the Deemocrats.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They should ban smoking on the Moon while they are at it.


9 posted on 03/18/2010 11:05:25 AM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Republic of Texas

It will be a tobacco ban only, not Meth.


10 posted on 03/18/2010 11:07:11 AM PDT by Pavegunner72
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To: Dead Eye Lane

Enough is enough, to hell with this crap, try to find a ranger to arrest me!


11 posted on 03/18/2010 11:11:53 AM PDT by stumptalker
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just wait until they ban consuming non-diet soda on Park Land.

All these draconian laws were never about smoking.
Embrace the slick slope.....


12 posted on 03/18/2010 11:12:35 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Land of the FEE, home of the SHAMED)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Those people who use barbecues that use charcoal or wood chips make me cough and my eyes water. It's bad enough that people have to put up with the smell of those outdoor toilets. But those macho campers who bring their barbecues and cook their disgusting animal flesh makes one want to heave with the smell. It time to ban them too!(/sarc)
13 posted on 03/18/2010 11:13:04 AM PDT by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fascism.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No worries. I’ve got a prescription for Medical Tobacco.


14 posted on 03/18/2010 11:13:46 AM PDT by Lexington Green (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
eliminate second-hand smoke

The jihad against second-hand smoke makes the warmist distortions of scientific evidence look minimal by comparison.

15 posted on 03/18/2010 11:14:56 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

what next?
No dogs allowed.


16 posted on 03/18/2010 11:15:22 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

ban smoklng but easy pot. That’s the california way.


17 posted on 03/18/2010 11:21:26 AM PDT by ari-freedom (Rush:Remember to put your faith in ideas and not people. People will always, always disappoint you!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I smoke cigars.

Every time I blog with Cigar Aficionado, I get upset that they promote liberalism by way of putting liberals on it’s covers and articles calling for free trade with Cuba. In response, those fools get upset with me.

The magazine promotes the very idiots who try to limit smokers. Then they decry that here in California, it’s getting tough to find outdoor places to smoke. Does this make sense to anybody? This is why I no longer subscribe to them.


18 posted on 03/18/2010 11:35:37 AM PDT by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Combat Economist.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I support this. If they ban campfires and other types of open combustion in State Parks, they should also ban the combustion of cigars, cigarettes, etc.

What I don’t support is smoking bans on PRIVATE property.
That has always seemed backward to me.


19 posted on 03/18/2010 12:06:21 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It didn’t pass. Lost by 2 votes. Proponents vow to keep trying.

On another note, nobody cares what bs laws the commissars pass. Let them enforce it...

The town where I work passed a ban on all outdoor smoking in public places within the city limits. I have not noticed any decrease in that activity.


20 posted on 03/18/2010 2:28:32 PM PDT by telebob
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It is one thing to ban smoking indoors, but outdoors? Those that support this have mental health issues.


21 posted on 03/19/2010 12:19:37 PM PDT by microgood
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California lawmakers on Thursday will consider what is believed to be the nation’s most far-reaching smoking ban in state parks as a way to get unsightly cigarette butts off the beach, eliminate second-hand smoke and reduce the threat of wildfires. “

OMG! Just shut down the Calif. legislature! The fools don’t care if illegal alien Mexican drug cartels squat there all year growing plantations of dope and burn down millions of acres doing it...one fire last year, the La BREA was proven caused by cartels...88,000 acres burned in just that one.

California fires caused by Mexican cartel: officials

http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/search?q=La+Brea+confirmed


22 posted on 03/19/2010 12:27:54 PM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: microgood

Nah, we’ve been taken over by Extraterrestial Pod people to whom tabak is toxic.

Hence the Jihad.


23 posted on 03/19/2010 12:31:58 PM PDT by swarthyguy (Join ACFANS - Alleged Conservatives For A Nanny State. www.acfans.com (Ha!)
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To: RC2
Why don’t they just ban people from the State Parks...Let the parks go back to nature......That’s what they want isn’t it?

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You are exactly right. The eco-nazis don't want eeeeeevil people to interact with nature. That's why they designate wide swaths of land as "wilderness," rather than parkland. They don't want people to have any access.

Also, I've seen many instances where long-established hiking trails are "closed for restoration," forcing people to stay in narrowly defined areas. They also put up signs hyping the risk of Lyme disease or mountain lions, IMHO, to scare people away.

24 posted on 03/19/2010 12:43:21 PM PDT by stillonaroll (Nominate a non-RINO in 2012!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Who can possibly afford to buy cigarettes anyway?

When they went up to about 2 bucks a pack, I stopped buying them and quit that bull sh*t..The less I give this corrupt government in taxes, the better I feel.

25 posted on 03/19/2010 12:48:17 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: dragnet2

The “preventing forest fires” excuse is just that - an excuse.

I’ve never seen a fire started from smoking, but I have seen them start after some dummy threw a lit butt into the new mulch in my neighborhood.

So the problem is not smoking, it’s improper disposal.

When I go on hikes I tend to use an extra water bottle, only filled half way, to put my butts in.

But that will never be good enough apparently.

There are several beaches in Florida that ban smoking. No fire threat there! It’s always the 2nd hand smoke b.s..

The big “2nd hand smoke” study in the 90’s used folks who were spouses of smokers that smoked inside. Extrapolating that to the outside is b.s. period.

A good pass-time would be to go to these places and get busted. Requires pro-bono attorney and lots of free time I guess.


26 posted on 03/19/2010 2:35:22 PM PDT by fruser1
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To: fruser1

I have no idea what you’re talking about.


27 posted on 03/19/2010 2:36:56 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: fruser1

>>2nd hand smoke” study in the 90’s

If it is bad in your living room, it’s certainly worse outdoors.

After all, the atmosphere is the living room for ALL of us.

-chuckle-


28 posted on 03/22/2010 11:10:48 AM PDT by swarthyguy (Join ACFANS - Alleged Conservatives For A Nanny State. www.acfans.com (Ha!)
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