Should Grand Rapids ban smoking, toba...

Should Grand Rapids ban smoking, tobacco from city parks?

There are 5 comments on the MLive.com story from Mar 6, 2013, titled Should Grand Rapids ban smoking, tobacco from city parks?. In it, MLive.com reports that:

Representatives of the Grand Rapids Urban League, the Asian Center and Cherry Street Health Services spent about 30 minutes Tuesday, March 5, urging Grand Rapids City Commission to enact such a prohibition.

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Since: Oct 12

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#1 Mar 7, 2013
Why alienate smokers from the public parks, due to an update on (sic) political correctness? Smokers are no real threat, out in an open space, like that.....
St Stephen

Hamilton, MI

#2 Mar 7, 2013
The problem isn't with smoking itself. My guess is it has to do with all the litter. Most beaches don't allow smoking for that very reason. The problem is the smokers use the world as their ashtray, flicking butts where ever they land. Maybe if they found a way not to litter it wouldn't be such a big deal. When I smoked I rarely littered, I'd smash out the smoke, rip the filter off and find a trash can.
Sassy

Grand Rapids, MI

#3 Mar 7, 2013
That is true of many smokers, however, many people leave their trash behind also. I smoke too, but I don't litter when I am done. I also tear the filter off and throw it in trash can. I guess it happens to be more of another right being taken away.
St Stephen wrote:
The problem isn't with smoking itself. My guess is it has to do with all the litter. Most beaches don't allow smoking for that very reason. The problem is the smokers use the world as their ashtray, flicking butts where ever they land. Maybe if they found a way not to litter it wouldn't be such a big deal. When I smoked I rarely littered, I'd smash out the smoke, rip the filter off and find a trash can.

Since: Oct 12

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#4 Mar 7, 2013
Sassy wrote:
That is true of many smokers, however, many people leave their trash behind also. I smoke too, but I don't litter when I am done. I also tear the filter off and throw it in trash can. I guess it happens to be more of another right being taken away.
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Sassy, i would like to take this oppurtunity, to reintroduce the world of legalized MARIJUANA.....the community income from the related taxes aside....NO ONE EVER THROWS THEIR LEFTOVER MARIJUANA ON THE PATH AT THE PARK.....LOL....
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Portage, MI

#5 Mar 7, 2013
I would like to get a bag and pick up filters and store them in the trunk..... Next time I see a driver flip a butt out their window, I would love to follow them to their property and get that bag and dump it on their lawn....... That would be relaxing.....

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