I quit smoking almost thirty years ago, but I'm starting to freak re people in Santa Monica and smoking rights. The average front yard is a decreed 20 foot setback and you can't smoke within twenty five feet of doors or windows. Much less on balconies.
I get it that there are pros and cons, well described on the links, but this is all high stupidity (sez me).
Much as I have been semi raised in santa monica (it was two blocks away),
I think they are out of their gourds.
Well, here's Huffpo, not that I treat it is as gospel. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/09/santa-monica-smoking-ban-_n_710800.html
I'm most interested in local stuff.
And smoke makes me sneeze in a room, and then go into allergy.
This is all not so much a problem for me - just sneezes, and not always - but a big problem for a friend
who had way bad emphysema, and seriously avoided smoke, including in restaurant patios.
But even he would have been ok with a pal lighting up at the beach.
You can tell this is a bit I'm not settled on.
Why not? We live in America.
well, my comments are really not about smoking but rather about inane regulation, ie Steve McQueen (failing all accepted cancer treatments) decided to try some apricot pit remedy banned in california and maybe in the USA at large. So, he went routinely to mexico to buy this "medication" all of which had no impact on anyone else. I believe his rights were violated.
someone who chooses to smoke in their own yard/property has the right to do so.
at which point the citizenry will revolt.
yes I suppose David you would support senseless regulations (such as gun controls) amazing, here I am supporting Helen's belief in personanal rights while taking offense at David's support of BBB's style on nanny government.