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    Smoking ban goes into effect in all Hillsboro parks.

    http://www.katu.com/news/local/65133682.html

  • #2
    Originally posted by Scott View Post
    Smoking ban goes into effect in all Hillsboro parks.

    http://www.katu.com/news/local/65133682.html
    Wow. What a completely idiotic law. I don't even smoke and I think this is completely absurd.
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    • #3
      Cigarette smoke bugs me from 200 feet away. Yay, Hillsboro.
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      • #4
        I'm not a fan of cigarette smoke myself, but I think that this is a bit ridiculous. They're trying to pass similar laws in Tacoma. Banning smoking indoors, sure, I can go with that. Banning it within 25 feet of an entrance...ehhh, pushing it, but I can see the logic. Banning people from smoking outdoors though? Gimme a break.
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        • #5
          As a non-smoker, I'm happy. but from a civil liberties standpoint it does seem that the city of Hillsboro has gone a little far.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Scott View Post
            As a non-smoker, I'm happy. but from a civil liberties standpoint it does seem that the city of Hillsboro has gone a little far.
            Scott, how has the city gone to far? You can't throw out a term like 'civil liberties' and not provide more information....unless you work at Fox News.

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            • #7
              I'm siding with the "too far" crowd on this one. If it's the litter that's bringing this on, ban litter.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Pizzel View Post
                Scott, how has the city gone to far? You can't throw out a term like 'civil liberties' and not provide more information....unless you work at Fox News.
                I can't give you a clear answer.

                I'll start by saying that I am not an expert on civil liberties. Perhaps I didn't choose the correct wording.

                But reading this story just gives me a gut feeling that the city is going to far. Kind of like saying, "We're not saying you can't smoke, we're just not going to give you a place to do it".

                Don't get me wrong. As a non-smoker and a patron of Orchard park I am actually quite happy about this. But I can certainly see why those who smoke may be upset.

                And finally, what's the point of enacting a law but saying that you don't really intend to enforce it?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Tim View Post
                  I'm not a fan of cigarette smoke myself, but I think that this is a bit ridiculous. They're trying to pass similar laws in Tacoma. Banning smoking indoors, sure, I can go with that. Banning it within 25 feet of an entrance...ehhh, pushing it, but I can see the logic. Banning people from smoking outdoors though? Gimme a break.
                  I remember them doing thi sin Puyallup parks when I lived there in '02 or '03. I think it's a bit overboard too, and I don't even smoke anymore.
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