San Diego Bans Smoking At All Beaches, Parks

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    What next, people's homes??

    By THOMAS WATKINS
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    SAN DIEGO (AP) -

    http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/nat-gen/2006/jul/13/071307748.html
     
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    One step closer to ThoughtPolice. :(
     
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    Why don't they just make cigarettes illegal? Oh yeah the gov wants the taxes they bring in.. :(
     
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    And my service manager who's a big smoker, and the owner of Reno H-D just took off on their bikes for San Deago yesterday for the big 2007 Harley Davidson line up show. Doubt they'll hit a beach but.....

    I don't know. I smoke once in awhile when I'm having a cold one, but I'm very conscious about who's around me, where the smoke is going, and ultimately, where I put the damn butt. The "I don't give a fuck" attitude is all to prevalent amongst people today, and if you can't trust them to do the right thing, what else is there left to do when they abuse a priviledge?
     
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    True some do not have any regard for others. I worry though when rules go so far to dictate our every action. Seems excessive to ban smoking outdoors and in people's cars. Too much govt intervention.
    I remember when restuarants installed air systems to pull out smoke and keep it away from non smokers. I will bet that mandatory filter systems would be better for business than to ban smoking all together. And Im not a smoker, never was, but if smoking is legal then it seems very hypocritical to ban it but collect taxes from it at the same time.
     
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    The world is a gigantic place. If people don't want to be near you when you are smoking they can go somewhere else. This is disgusting. Truly smokers should be considerate, but if they want to have a private smoke somewhere and relax let them.
     
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    I hate smoking, but this is getting rediculous. Reminds me of Demolition Man..."salt is bad for you, hence it is illegal". :eek:
     
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    Don’t be surprised. Here if you smoke in your car with a child occupant you can be ticketed. Not that that is a bad thing at all, but it is an infringement on your private property and privacy.IMO
    So, if they can nail you in your private car it won’t be long before they’re in you home too.
     
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    I'm thinking the dangers of 2nd-hand smoke have been as or more distorted than the "dangers" of speeding.

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