Saturday, February 5, 2011

NYC's Latest Smoking Ban

Okay, I am not a smoker.  I've never even been so inclined as to put an unlit cigarette or cigar in my mouth, let alone one that was actually lit.  I cannot stand the smell of cigarette smoke (and cigar smoke is patently worse, as my brother, a cigar smoker, has heard me say repeatedly).  With all of that said, I think it is absolutely crazy that New York City has approved a smoking ban for its parks and beaches.  This is just overreach, and I am confident that New York City has a host of health issues that need a little more attention than the occasional discomfort of second-hand smoke in a local park or beach.

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