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| OUTDOOR BANS: USEFUL QUOTES FOR TOPIC
OF CURRENT INTEREST
Many Staten Island residents are worried they have been breathing in toxic smoke from the blaze and now councilmen James Oddo and Vincent Ignizio have asked city agencies to release data from the air monitoring stations downwind of the landfill.
“There’s no health issues here, you have fires all the time, smoke goes off into the air,” Bloomberg said.
Bloomberg said the fire shouldn’t pose a health risk because what burned was mostly old Christmas trees and trees that were knocked down by Tropical Storm Irene.
The evidence of harm to non-smokers on the beach or in a park from someone smoking is virtually non-existent.
Ronald Bayer. "The Real Reason Behind Public Smoking Bans." PBS Newshour,
July 8, 2013
To me, “going too far” in [secondhand smoke] policy means efforts premised on reducing harm to others, which ban smoking in outdoor settings such as ships’ decks, parks, golf courses, beaches, outdoor parking lots, hospital gardens, and streets.
[W]hile tobacco smoke has its own range of recognisable smells, there are few differences between the physics and chemistry of tobacco smoke and smoke generated by the incomplete combustion of any biomass, whether it be eucalyptus leaves, campfire logs, gasoline, or meat on a barbeque. Secondhand smoke is not so uniquely noxious that it justifies extraordinary controls of such stringency that zero tolerance outdoors is the only acceptable policy.
It's eight years later and Dr. Chapman has not changed his mind:
Notwithstanding slogans about “no safe level of exposure,” as with active smoking the harms of exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke arise from chronic exposure, not from occasional fleeting encounters with single plumes.
No studies [have] looked at exposure in parks or on beaches—almost certainly because researchers with any knowledge of airborne exposures would appreciate that such exposures would be so small, dissipated, and transitory as to be of no concern.
Clearing The Air
is a group dedicated to exposing Big Pharma's interests in smoking bans
Going somewhere you're
told you can't smoke?
BY MAYOR BLOOMBERG
We don't think anyone should reward the law by eating or drinking out where you can't smoke (again, see our Boycott Campaign).
But you might find yourself in a situation where you have no choice but to enter a smoke-banned place due to business or social commitments you just can't get out of.
If that's the case you can
let them know, by leaving them a "I'm Not Calling" card, that you found
the experience unpleasant, unacceptable, and that you beat it out of there
as fast as you could:
Its purpose is to let bar and restaurant owners know that a large segment of their customers remain unhappy because of the law, not them. It's a reminder that it's not something we're getting used to and that loss in revenues won't blow over if they just wait it out -- prompting them to remain or get involved in efforts to "can the ban."
If you'd like to receive these cards to hand out, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
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NYC C.L.A.S.H. is a grassroots organization. There are no membership fees. Donations are gratefully accepted.
As a member you will be alerted to smoking-related news and activities in New York and elsewhere. Suggestions will be included as to how you may assist in trying to defeat these anti-smoking campaigns.
Becoming a member simply adds your name to the growing number of individuals who are tired of being treated as second-class citizens and who are willing to speak out against excessive restrictions. Individually we are not being heard. Acting as a group will force those in office to take our concerns into consideration just as the anti-smoking groups have had their concerns addressed to our detriment in the past. Silence is interpreted as agreement and the willingness to bend. I think we have bent far enough. It's time to have our voices heard loud and clear. That endeavor is best accomplished as a group that stands together.
We invite nonsmokers to participate also. It is not only about the imposition of will on smokers but what that may (and has already begun to) lead to.... those who believe they are more morally correct in their views forcing others to behave by their standards in all areas of life choices. Do you like your beer? Your steak? Your SUV? Wearing perfume or cologne? Be forewarned that the nannies have you in their sights already. If you believe in freedom of choice then it is in your interest to assist in alleviating the pressure being applied to smoking so that an activity you enjoy will not be so easily targeted next.
Twenty-five percent of the nation smokes, seventy-three
percent are nonsmokers (those who are willing to compromise or do not care
that others smoke around them) and the other two percent are the self-righteous,
morally imposing anti-smoking zealots. Ninety-eight percent
of the population are in agreement that in all areas of life-style choices,
everyone should be accommodated and should enjoy the right to be left alone.