~Smoking Banned Outdoors In NYC~

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    No longer just an indoor-ban, smoking in open spaces is now banned in New York City.

    The indoor ban was one thing, but is this perhaps a little too far? The ban is designed to help curb exposure to secondhand smoke as well as reduce litter. Thoughts?

    Here's a better article~

    New York City outdoor smoking ban begins - CNN
     
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    Are they going to ban barbques on the sidewalks? Hot dog carts?

    What's next? All vehicles? It's stupid.
     
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    You know Grace, this is the really truth here-- we have a carpet plant in my town, and they made it a rule, that you can not smoke on their premises. They used to have a designated smoking area outside, for the smokers, but they removed that, and made it so employees can no longer smoke on their breaks...but get this, they not only can not smoke anywhere outside, they can not smoke in their cars!!!!!
    In fact, they are saying no cigarettes allowed on their property whatsoever!!!
    But I'm pretty sure some employees keep them hidden and grab one as soon as they pull out of the lot.
    But that's true, they don't want the employees to be smoking in their own damn cars.
     
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    This is what happens when you elect idiots.
     
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    There WILL come a time when tobacco is illegal.
    Then what? Guess who is next? Yep. Alcohol. And after alcohol? Anyone wearing perfume. Then will be the apparel worn. How long one's hair is. No pets allowed anywhere. Once the tobacco users are dealt with, there has to be a replacement.

    The day a company says what I do on my break is the day I see a lawyer.
     
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    They will ban the use of Nuclear, Crude oil & Coal next for our own good.

    This is the stupidity of the tyrants that now run ruin over our lives.
     
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    See all the Lawyers you want. The place you work is private property. They can establish just about any legal rule they want. Your option is to follow the rules or quit ( or be fired).

    By the way they can tell you what you can and can not talk about also.
     
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    There is a certain Plano Texas technology campus who's namesake once ran for president. More than five years ago said campus outlawed cigarette smoking: even in ones own car.

    I need not link as I am speaking from personal experience.
     
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    Well, according to the septic tank brain of TruthDon'tMatter, the idea that people should make their own decisions about their lives is 'outdated'.
     
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    smoking was not banned "outdoors" it was banned in public parks and on beaches.

    And yes, it's too far.

    on the other hand, when you're walking on the beach and step on a cigarette ibutt when you have bare feet is pretty gross
     
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