Should smoking be allowed in city parks?

Response Percent Votes
No; second-hand smoke is hazardous to nonsmokers, and they could still be exposed to smoke with smoking areas or smoke-free zones.
46% 74
Yes; it should be allowed anywhere in city parks.
21% 34
Yes, but there should be areas (around playgrounds or ballfields) considered smoke-free zones.
19% 31
Yes, but only in specific smoking areas.
12% 20
Total 159


marge56 5 years, 11 months ago

I do not smoke, but believe there should be an area available away from playgrounds. I have a much bigger problem knowing individuals can carry a gun into the park but a pack of cigarettes generates such greater fear.


Dave Blake 5 years, 11 months ago

I would urge people to be careful when taking about restricting the freedoms of others. I do not smoke anymore but think that the smokers should have the right to smoke in an open air situation away from the play areas and ball fields. It won't hurt anyone but the smoker who has the right to do so if they choose.

Maybe a ban on sugar filled soft drinks could be next because someone else might be tempted to have one too. Or maybe hamburgers and hot dogs because they aren't necessarily heart healthy. It's a slippery slope.


dobble 5 years, 10 months ago

Do all or nothing. Whichever way is decided. Designated areas do not work as they are not enforced.


bonnerdonner 5 years, 10 months ago

Smoking (some areas) and guns. Some just don't believe in freedom


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