Reconsider ‘no smoking’ law
August 26, 2014 09:31 PM | 754 views | 2 2 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

It isn’t just the MDJ, AJC and 11 Alive (NBC) that are reporting on our new “no smoking in Kennesaw parks and cemetery” law. Both the Fox Network and AP have picked it up and it is being reported nationwide in Jacksonville, Houston and in the Washington Times, etc.

Eighty percent of the media has as part of the story that “repeat offenders can get a large fine or a year in jail.”

The Kennesaw story has even attracted more page views than “Cartersville Man Caught Fondling Himself in Car” or “Chicago Cop Kills Family Dog.”

Way to go, City Council. Just make us all look like country bumpkins.

Let’s get this put up for reconsideration and get rid of it!

Bill Harris

Kennesaw

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Lib in Cobb
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August 28, 2014
@Rhett: I have asthma. Cigarette smoke, even in a very small amount can trigger a significant asthma attack. Am I supposed to reamin indoors sitting next to the air purifier because some jerk wants to kill himself/herself with cigarettes? My athma attacks are not trigered by car or truck exhaust, nor is an asthma attack triggered by buring leaves or cooking fires. I visit or public parks regularly, if you are one of the jerks who wish to smoke then leave the public park then return when you are finished shortening your life.
Rhett Writer
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August 27, 2014
A ban on OUTDOOR smoking in a public park is the most ridiulous idea I have heard of, outside the ramblings of some of our national leaders.

Are we going to ban open cooking fires in the park?

Did anybody check into studies on how long it takes smoke to dissipate in the open air?

No! This is a knee jerk reaction by a bunch of jerks, to an idea proposed by some other control freak jerks
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