To protect the public from the health effects of tobacco smoke, the new law will go a step further and not allow smoking in parks, beaches, marinas, boardwalks and pedestrian plazas.That this measure has 65% approval underlines that smokers have become New York's second class citizens.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Posted by David at 2:30 PM
If anyone you know dismisses the "slippery slope" argument as paranoia, point to smoking. First, it was no smoking in enclosed areas or places where people with poor health concentrate: e.g. airplanes and hospitals. Then came the public buildings. Then offices. Then the restaurants. Then the bars. Now John Stossel reports Mayor Bloomberg is taking on the outdoors. Yes, the outdoors.