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    Re: New Yorkers Have Mixed Feelings About Ban on Smoking in Parks(edited)

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    There is no right to drink in public either. Do you really wish to ban smoking and create a blackmarket for it? prohibition was not a good thing and you think it will work well banning smoking? I am telling you smokers will only take so much and a lot of us are about fed up. We do not have to sit down and just take this crap
    And non-smokers will only take so much from smokers. We don't like having to smell your cancer stick smoke every where we go. We don't want to be enjoying a day at the park or the beach and then have a smoker take up a space right next to use and ruin the rest of our time at said recreational location. I am sick and tired of walking down the street and have to walk through clouds of smoke and see cig butts all over the side of the road...

    We don't have to sit down and take this crap from smokers...
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    Re: New Yorkers Have Mixed Feelings About Ban on Smoking in Parks(edited)

    so it's going to be enforced by the Parks Department people and the general public?

    i wonder if the general public who feel it's their duty to apply public pressure to smokers will be 'selective' as to who they apply the pressure to? i'm sure they will be keen to go up to some mean assed looking dude and inform him of the ban


    Smokers needn't worry about the city's new law banning smoking at beaches and parks - because Mayor Bloomberg said Friday the NYPD won't police it.

    "The police will not be enforcing this. That's not going to be their job," Bloomberg told a caller to his WOR-AM radio show.

    "This is going to be enforced by public pressure."

    Bloomberg says police won't enforce new smoking ban for parks and beaches - New York Daily News
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    Re: New Yorkers Have Mixed Feelings About Ban on Smoking in Parks(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    There is no right to drink in public either. Do you really wish to ban smoking and create a blackmarket for it? prohibition was not a good thing and you think it will work well banning smoking? I am telling you smokers will only take so much and a lot of us are about fed up. We do not have to sit down and just take this crap
    No, I don't. But I am saying that we nonsmokers have no constitutional (or moral) duty to put up with the crap in public places either.
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    Re: New Yorkers Have Mixed Feelings About Ban on Smoking in Parks(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    so it's going to be enforced by the Parks Department people and the general public?

    i wonder if the general public who feel it's their duty to apply public pressure to smokers will be 'selective' as to who they apply the pressure to? i'm sure they will be keen to go up to some mean assed looking dude and inform him of the ban

    Smokers needn't worry about the city's new law banning smoking at beaches and parks - because Mayor Bloomberg said Friday the NYPD won't police it.

    "The police will not be enforcing this. That's not going to be their job," Bloomberg told a caller to his WOR-AM radio show.

    "This is going to be enforced by public pressure."

    Bloomberg says police won't enforce new smoking ban for parks and beaches - New York Daily News
    Excellent. Here's another outdoor concert anecdote, if I may.

    It was about 10 years ago in Garland, Texas. I was sitting in a lawn chair next to my wife, a non-smoker, btw. It was a family type event so people of all ages were there, but the younger people were all milling around (There were amusements and rides, lots of activity.) It was not packed shoulder-to-shoulder, but it was a pretty good crowd. I felt comfortable, being outdoors on a mild, breezy evening, lighting one up. I did.

    I was about halfway finished with the cigarette when a lady appeared before me, muttering something and pointing off to my left. I managed to make out, over the noise, that she was saying, "She can't be around cigarette smoke," or some such. I looked to my left. Then looked further, until I saw a group of people looking at me. One of them was a woman of her mid-30s or so, sitting on a motorized chair (and she was, I might add, a tad heavy, and quite rosy-complected.) She was probably 20 steps away. My smoke could not possibly travel that far and would certainly pose no health risk to her even if it did. I was stunned. I replied to her brave friend, "You have got to be kidding me?" I put out my cigarette.

    About ten minutes later, a group of teens, two or three guys and a couple of girls, appeared. They stood rudely in front of me and the others seated, completely obstructing our view of the stage. They were loud, boisterous and the guys were good sized, dressed . . . well, like rough teens.

    I glanced over at the group that had just a few minutes before asked me to put out my cigarette. They were still there. They were still looking. They were completely silent.

    As it turned out, the girls of the teen group, aware of how badly their boys were behaving, broke the disruptive behavior up themselves by announcing they were going to "get out of these people's way."

    The guys were clearly acting tough in front of their girls, or for each other, but it was their blocking of the stage by standing in an area set aside for seating that was objectionable, not the cigarettes.

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    Re: New Yorkers Have Mixed Feelings About Ban on Smoking in Parks(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    BTW, maybe this should be a new thread but WHY are some cigars chaper than cigs? Also can you smoke cigars in these places or it is just cigs that are banned?

    Honestly WHY are cigars so much more cheap? This does not seem fair to me

    BTW, I am talking the cigars normal folks are smoking and not them rich people illegal high dollar Cigars


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    Re: New Yorkers Have Mixed Feelings About Ban on Smoking in Parks(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    The Good Reverend smokes Ashton virgin sun grown and Padron 1926 anniversario's. Ea h one costs about two packs of cigarettes.

    Cigarettes btw were invented for ladies.
    But here in N.C. I can find a pack of cheap cigars for like $2. Cheapest pack of cigs are around $3.50. Why are cigars cheaper? They cannot be cheaper to make? I wish I could find a cig brand around $2 a pack. I used to smoke Marlboro 100's. Then when they went up I went to Basic Full Flavor 100's. Now I am smoking some cheapo brand called Fortuna 100's that I can get for an even $28 for a carton. The prices are gonna kill me at this point. lol.

    Maybe I should try to grow and roll my own
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    Re: New Yorkers Have Mixed Feelings About Ban on Smoking in Parks(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDan View Post
    I was about halfway finished with the cigarette when a lady appeared before me, muttering something and pointing off to my left. I managed to make out, over the noise, that she was saying, "She can't be around cigarette smoke," or some such. I looked to my left. Then looked further, until I saw a group of people looking at me. One of them was a woman of her mid-30s or so, sitting on a motorized chair (and she was, I might add, a tad heavy, and quite rosy-complected.) She was probably 20 steps away. My smoke could not possibly travel that far and would certainly pose no health risk to her even if it did. I was stunned. I replied to her brave friend, "You have got to be kidding me?" I put out my cigarette.
    As a smoker, you would perhaps be surprised how far away your smoke can be perceived by non-smokers. I can easily smell smoke from thirty-meters away and three stories up from the ground from someone smoking (illegally, I might add) in the courtyard to our building...
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    Re: New Yorkers Have Mixed Feelings About Ban on Smoking in Parks(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Maybe I should try to grow and roll my own
    Or perhaps you should just quit??? :P
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    Re: New Yorkers Have Mixed Feelings About Ban on Smoking in Parks(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Or perhaps you should just quit??? :P
    Even though I am on meds for my anxiety? I know if I quit it would involve a nervous breakdown. A very big one that would involve a long hospital stay to where I would maybe have to be restrained
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    Re: New Yorkers Have Mixed Feelings About Ban on Smoking in Parks(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Even though I am on meds for my anxiety? I know if I quit it would involve a nervous breakdown. A very big one that would involve a long hospital stay to where I would maybe have to be restrained
    There are nicotine patches that can help you quit that nasty habit gradually and with limited side-effects... I have seen it work for many people...
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