Skip to comments.NYC to try banning smoking in parks and beaches
Posted on 09/15/2010 9:58:11 AM PDT by Nachum
New York City officials want to take their smoking ban outdoors. City officials announced new legislation on Wednesday that would outlaw smoking in parks, beaches, marinas, boardwalks That means no smoking in Central Park or on the Coney Island boardwalk. Violators could be issued quality-of-life summonses by the parks department and pedestrian plazas throughout the city.
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Farting is next...
What are they going to do, impound your shoes?
You know this IS going to pass.
Godfrey, I loathe proposed laws like this.
Ooooh, sounds so 3rd reichish.
Steve Martin had a routine about that...
"I tried to give it up... then I gained a lot of weight... but- every now and then I just have to light one up ..'
I guess NO MORE OBAMA in New Yorck City Parks.
I have new name for Michael Bloomberg:
But Edward G. Robinson was a lot more likeable.. SEEEEEEE????
I hate cigarette buts more than I hate the smoke.
I was recently visiting my son in Santa Monica and went for a run along the grassy area along Ocean. Lots of runners, walkers, people doing yoga.
Also lots of No Smoking signs on the lightposts and throughout the park area.
But after all, it IS California.
Why don’t they just ban the sale of smokes? Why? Because they would lose the taxes they get. Double standards. The only thing that is going on is “control, control, control of the population”.
Well they have done such a good job with illegal drugs, theft, and murder, I guess they need something else to do?
Ah, as always, our nervous, salt-o-phobic, hypocondriacal, dwarfish mayor is right on top of the main issues of the day.
It’s already like this all over southern California. I don’t even bother taking my smokes with me when I leave the house.
I'm not a cig smoker but I sometimes go to the park right here in Manhattan and smoke the biggest cigar I can find. I try to go when it's less crowded to I can find a spot where the wind wont carry the smoke into people's faces.
I often see morons smoking cigs and letting the smoke go right in the faces of kids and families. I often see butts left behind by morons at beaches.
So now, I'm won't be allowed to smoke at parks and beaches because of them?
No laws should restrict the freedom of good people in any way, including drug laws. I don't care how many morons abuse that freedom.
This is America and Americans used to know how to handle morons before we started fearing, importing and subsidizing them.
“Its already like this all over southern California. I dont even bother taking my smokes with me when I leave the house.”
Does this apply to illegals as well? How do they arrest you for smoking? Smoking without a valid smoking license? At some point they have to write a ticket. So what is stopping you from telling them you are Manual Labor and live at no known address? What are they gonna do, deport you?
Honestly, I can’t wait until a police officer [or other public official] gets shot for trying to enforce stupid laws like this.
I am sick of seeing cig butts all over the place. It is disgusting and it is litter.
I am not saying all smokers do this, but the ones I have seen do.
You can’t smoke anywhere NYC, but you will need one after bending over for Allah.
Instead of smoking you can sit on a bench and hear the sounds of the call to prayer 5 times a day.
Smokers are reaping what they have sown.
(And don’t give us any slippery-slope B.S.)
If NYC parks and beaches are anything like LA’s dog sheit is every place,no word from the health dept. /s
Mayor Giuliani started these “Quality of Life” violations in the 90’s...
And they just keep going, and going, and going......
How about a “Cigarette Smoke Kills Bedbugs!” sticker?
They already did that in Wisconsin! At the Glen Hills Campground in St. Croix County Wisconsin which is a county park you cannot Smoke anywhere on the grounds period. The Nazi’s aren’t only in New York. We were shocked we went over to fish and they now have signs everywhere.
I preferred reading the legislation in the original German.
It just doesn’t translate as well in English.
I picture an old man who has spent his life smoking inside a small one room efficiency apartment somewhere in Manhattan. He can’t smoke outside so in order to maintain the addiction he stays inside.
He gets cancer earlier than he would have if he had been smoking outside. He dies prematurely thus depriving the state of future cig tax revenue, income tax revenue etc. If he’s on gov health care it probably winds up being a net loss.
Let em smoke outside.
I don’t remember what he banned. I do remember he stopped me from going into Saks 5th Avenue if I walked on the east side of the street (that lasted what? about two weeks) and once tried to install taxi stands. That never got off the ground.