Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

NYC to try banning smoking in parks and beaches
Associated Press ^ | 9/15/10 | Staff

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2takelibertyaway; 4thecommongood; banning; nyc; parks; smoking

1 posted on 09/15/2010 9:58:15 AM PDT by Nachum
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Nachum

Farting is next...


2 posted on 09/15/2010 10:01:04 AM PDT by Paisan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

What are they going to do, impound your shoes?

You know this IS going to pass.

Godfrey, I loathe proposed laws like this.


3 posted on 09/15/2010 10:01:54 AM PDT by RexBeach
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum
Violators could be issued quality-of-life summonses by the parks department and pedestrian plazas throughout the city.

Ooooh, sounds so 3rd reichish.

4 posted on 09/15/2010 10:02:15 AM PDT by Bitsy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Paisan
Farting is next...

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 ..'

5 posted on 09/15/2010 10:03:06 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Nachum
Ooooh, revenue will be coming in, except from the bums, homeless, and illegals.
6 posted on 09/15/2010 10:04:00 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bitsy

I guess NO MORE OBAMA in New Yorck City Parks.

I have new name for Michael Bloomberg:

“Little Caesar”.

But Edward G. Robinson was a lot more likeable.. SEEEEEEE????


7 posted on 09/15/2010 10:09:49 AM PDT by ZULU (No nation which tried to tolerate Islam escaped Islamization)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

I hate cigarette buts more than I hate the smoke.


8 posted on 09/15/2010 10:11:05 AM PDT by DManA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

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.


9 posted on 09/15/2010 10:11:48 AM PDT by Breyean
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

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”.


10 posted on 09/15/2010 10:15:50 AM PDT by RC2 (Remember who we are. "I am America")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

Well they have done such a good job with illegal drugs, theft, and murder, I guess they need something else to do?


11 posted on 09/15/2010 10:16:19 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ZULU

Ah, as always, our nervous, salt-o-phobic, hypocondriacal, dwarfish mayor is right on top of the main issues of the day.


12 posted on 09/15/2010 10:23:57 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

It’s already like this all over southern California. I don’t even bother taking my smokes with me when I leave the house.


13 posted on 09/15/2010 10:27:28 AM PDT by Drew68
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum
Just another example of morons ruining it for all the good people.

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.

14 posted on 09/15/2010 10:29:19 AM PDT by varyouga (Obama doesn't care about white people!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Drew68

“It’s already like this all over southern California. I don’t 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?


15 posted on 09/15/2010 10:37:16 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

Honestly, I can’t wait until a police officer [or other public official] gets shot for trying to enforce stupid laws like this.


16 posted on 09/15/2010 10:38:21 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

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.


17 posted on 09/15/2010 10:42:54 AM PDT by archivist007
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

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.


18 posted on 09/15/2010 10:45:12 AM PDT by dforest
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

Smokers are reaping what they have sown.
(And don’t give us any slippery-slope B.S.)


19 posted on 09/15/2010 10:51:51 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

If NYC parks and beaches are anything like LA’s dog sheit is every place,no word from the health dept. /s


20 posted on 09/15/2010 10:52:25 AM PDT by Vaduz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

Mayor Giuliani started these “Quality of Life” violations in the 90’s...

And they just keep going, and going, and going......


21 posted on 09/15/2010 10:56:23 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

How about a “Cigarette Smoke Kills Bedbugs!” sticker?


22 posted on 09/15/2010 11:12:24 AM PDT by Grut
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

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.


23 posted on 09/15/2010 11:13:48 AM PDT by FromLori (FromLori)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bitsy

I preferred reading the legislation in the original German.

It just doesn’t translate as well in English.


24 posted on 09/15/2010 11:18:14 AM PDT by ILikeBourbon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Born to Conserve
The anti smoking nazi’s will have to find something else to whine about when they come for something that affects you.
It's not about “slippery slope”, it's about all out fascism and government intrusion.
They'll be coming after you next, only a matter of time.
25 posted on 09/15/2010 11:22:24 AM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

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.


26 posted on 09/15/2010 11:33:51 AM PDT by Al Gore Vidal
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: libertarian27

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.


27 posted on 09/15/2010 12:16:35 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson