Saturday, March 24, 2018

Put That In Your Pipe

New York City is the kind of place that just won't leave you alone.  They've already banished smokers to the streets. (To be fair, a lot of cities have done that.)

The latest idea, coming from councilman Peter Koo, is "no smoking and walking on New York City sidewalks."  It would be a misdemeanor.

I don't get it.  The theory behind banning smoking in certain places is to prevent harm to others.  The least harmful form of public smoking, I would think, comes from someone who's constantly moving.  Koo is worried about someone walking behind a smoker?  Annoying, but not that big a deal.  And if you're really bothered, either pass the guy or lay back.

Besides, smokers are in bad enough shape.  Do you really want to force them to be sedentary?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, that's exactly what cir wants, to make them sedentary--permanently.

Of course that's what smoking is achieving, but no one ever requires an elected official to be consistent.

10:37 AM, March 24, 2018  
Anonymous Lawrence King said...

Each step of "progress" builds on the previous one. I suppose that if this bill passes in 2018, next year they will require all smokers to wear a scarlet "S" on their clothing.

4:21 PM, March 25, 2018  

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