Smoking ban overreach
August 28, 2014 10:35 PM | 845 views | 3 3 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

Re: Story “Kennesaw bans Smoking in Parks,” Aug. 19 MDJ

The ban doesn’t go far enough. There are already laws against discarding cigarette butts and these laws should be rigorously enforced and heavily fined. That would deter much smoking in itself.

Why not really do a job to protect our environment and ban exercise and running in the parks? These people breathe excess oxygen and exhale huge amounts of carbon monoxide into our air making the air unhealthy for everybody else.

Why not just ban parks altogether? Later on, the way things are going, the tree huggers could ban the outdoors?

Give some people a wee bit of power and they abuse it.

James C. Clinkscales

Marietta

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Too funny
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August 29, 2014
Of all of the asinine letters I've read here, this is among the most. Well done.
harleyrider1909
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August 29, 2014
Clean Air Quality Law

It is hereby ordered that all things that generate chemical releases simular in nature to tobacco smoke are hereby OUTLAWED.

1. Automobiles and gas or diesel engines or any other contivance that emits chemcial releases. This savings equals to the public not being forced to inhale 100s of billions of cigarettes each day.

2. All plants are outlawed as they releases tons daily of the Carcinogen ISOPRENE. Equal in volumes of Millions of cigarettes each day.

3. Restaraunts will be outlawed from preparing any cooked foods as these release 100s of millions of equal cigarettes each day.

4. In home cooking is also outlawed as it produces upwards of 10s of thousands of equal cigarettes inside and outside the home.

5. Outdoor cookouts and fireworks are outlawed as they releases 100s of millions of equivalent cigarettes a day or on weekends in the yards and parks of our city.

6. Humans are hereby outlawed from existence insode the city limits as their own human breath contains hundreds of the same chemicals as found in tobacco smoke!

7. Nature itself is outlawed as it generates Billions of chemcial releases naturally into the atmosphere a day hense posing a threat to human life.

8. This Clean air law becomes effective Immediately.

9. Your preference of suicide is a personal choise,Police will write tickets and lock up any survivors after this law becomes effective. A grace period of 30 days will be in place to educate the public on its existence.

Signed into law by the GHOSTOWN ADMINISTRATION

non smoker
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August 29, 2014
Per usual Mr Clinkscales, you are spot on. I hate smoking, but I hate abuse of power more.

Forbes:

" large-scale study found no clear link between secondhand smoke and lung cancer, undercutting the premise of years of litigation including a Florida case that yielded a $350 million settlement.

The article in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute details a study of 76,000 women over more than a decade, which found the usual link between smoking and cancer. Lung cancer was 13 times more common in current smokers, and four times more common in former smokers, than in non-smokers."

I would stop people from smoking if I not love freedom more.
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