Parks smoking ban 'a step too far'

There are 62 comments on the Blackpool Today story from Aug 15, 2012, titled Parks smoking ban 'a step too far'. In it, Blackpool Today reports that:

It is hoped the move will protect children from the effects of smoking and discourage them from taking up the habit themselves.

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Plug My Nose

Winnipeg, Canada

#1 Aug 15, 2012
Its perfect. There should be guards there, and if someone smokes tazer the sum bich.

“Fly low, fly fast.”

Since: Apr 07

East Midlands, UK

#2 Aug 15, 2012
The kids will follow the example of their parents anyway. Pointless move.
Revo

Leyton, UK

#3 Aug 15, 2012
let me get this straight. Blackpool, a dying northern holiday resort, thinks its a brilliant idea to alienate a proportion of its tourists (most of who probably smoke) by banning smoking in vast open areas (parks).

Well lets think about this..........how did banning smoking in pubs work out for the brewery industry ?????
OH YES IT DECIMATED IT !
Who's making these decisions, the blackpool donkeys ?

This has to be a Labour run council !
Sir James

North Olmsted, OH

#4 Aug 15, 2012
Revo wrote:
let me get this straight. Blackpool, a dying northern holiday resort, thinks its a brilliant idea to alienate a proportion of its tourists (most of who probably smoke) by banning smoking in vast open areas (parks).
Well lets think about this..........how did banning smoking in pubs work out for the brewery industry ?????
OH YES IT DECIMATED IT !
Who's making these decisions, the blackpool donkeys ?
This has to be a Labour run council !
My good man... You are nothing more than a rubbish talking Wally. Have a pint and bloody relax chap. High blood pressure will kill you mate! You will be dead in a fort night.
Sir James

North Olmsted, OH

#5 Aug 15, 2012
Revo wrote:
let me get this straight. Blackpool, a dying northern holiday resort, thinks its a brilliant idea to alienate a proportion of its tourists (most of who probably smoke) by banning smoking in vast open areas (parks).
Well lets think about this..........how did banning smoking in pubs work out for the brewery industry ?????
OH YES IT DECIMATED IT !
Who's making these decisions, the blackpool donkeys ?
This has to be a Labour run council !
This bloak reminds me of Alf Garnett. Archie Bunker for you Americans.
Revo

Leyton, UK

#6 Aug 15, 2012
Sir James wrote:
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My good man... You are nothing more than a rubbish talking Wally. Have a pint and bloody relax chap. High blood pressure will kill you mate! You will be dead in a fort night.
When i want the dog to bark..........i will kick the kennel.
Revo

Leyton, UK

#7 Aug 15, 2012
Sir James wrote:
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This bloak reminds me of Alf Garnett. Archie Bunker for you Americans.
Your attempt at witty remarks, have as much importance to me as tits on a fish.

Since: Aug 12

Tredegar, UK

#8 Aug 15, 2012
big deal if they try and ban smoking in parks, it wont stop me... i've got rights and if i want to smoke i will

“Fly low, fly fast.”

Since: Apr 07

East Midlands, UK

#9 Aug 16, 2012
carlton15 wrote:
big deal if they try and ban smoking in parks, it wont stop me... i've got rights and if i want to smoke i will
And of course those that don't want you smoking where it is banned have no rights.
jason norris

London, UK

#10 Aug 16, 2012
Revo wrote:
let me get this straight. Blackpool, a dying northern holiday resort, thinks its a brilliant idea to alienate a proportion of its tourists (most of who probably smoke) by banning smoking in vast open areas (parks).
Well lets think about this..........how did banning smoking in pubs work out for the brewery industry ?????
OH YES IT DECIMATED IT !
Who's making these decisions, the blackpool donkeys ?
This has to be a Labour run council !
what else do you expect from a bunch a pc cnuts, common sense?
They keep on digging their own demise.Do not let anyone laugh, joke, have fun, if they do, spoil it. Horrible cnuts. But who votes them in?
jason norris

London, UK

#11 Aug 16, 2012
carlton15 wrote:
big deal if they try and ban smoking in parks, it wont stop me... i've got rights and if i want to smoke i will
the biggest power you have is to ally with the motorists, who also get persecuted on a daily basis, and vote these cnuts OUT.
I am an ex smoker, but will uphold the right to smoke.
The next thing is you will need a licence to shag, if you are a hetero, but sodomites, no problem.Stick a dick where you like. In their case health and safety rules are negated, ever wonder why?

“Fly low, fly fast.”

Since: Apr 07

East Midlands, UK

#12 Aug 16, 2012
jason norris wrote:
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In their case health and safety rules are negated, ever wonder why?
Nope, we're gonna need some AIDS to answer this question, anal the other questions you will no doubt ask.
HowzBoutDat

Frederick, MD

#13 Aug 16, 2012
supersonic boom wrote:
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And of course those that don't want you smoking where it is banned have no rights.
You have the right to go places where the owners don't peermit smoking. Just as you have the right, though not the ability, to remain silent.
Smokers Litter
#14 Aug 16, 2012
carlton15 wrote:
big deal if they try and ban smoking in parks, it wont stop me... i've got rights and if i want to smoke i will
You also have the right to put packaging and butts in a garbage can. Think you can manage that difficult task?
Smokers Litter
#15 Aug 16, 2012
jason norris wrote:
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the biggest power you have is to ally with the motorists, who also get persecuted on a daily basis, and vote these cnuts OUT.
I am an ex smoker, but will uphold the right to smoke.
The next thing is you will need a licence to shag, if you are a hetero, but sodomites, no problem.Stick a dick where you like. In their case health and safety rules are negated, ever wonder why?
Hey HowzBoutDat will read this and be offended.

“Pax Quaeritur Bello”

Since: Feb 12

ENGLAND

#16 Aug 16, 2012
Is it too much to ask for, to treat people like adults?

There's a demand for non-smoking bars, and there's a demand for bars where smoking is permitted.

I'm very sure that nobody is going to be forced at gunpoint to drink or work in either one.
Peter

UK

#17 Aug 16, 2012
Its become part of Britain's democratic culture now, to govern by knee jerk reaction & political correctness, even if that leads to ludicrous laws, which it often does.
I was reprimanded last week, for having a cigarette on an open air rail platform, & advised i faced prosecution if i didnt put it out. Moments later, we were nearly all asphyixiated by diesel fumes as the train left the station.
When you smoke in the park, you are being insensitive to the Human Rights of the birds, squirrels, & tramps on benches, that have to breath in our pollution.
So i have a simple solution to this problem.
ALLOW SMOKING & BAN BREATHING. Problem solved.

“Pax Quaeritur Bello”

Since: Feb 12

ENGLAND

#18 Aug 16, 2012
Peter wrote:
Its become part of Britain's democratic culture now, to govern by knee jerk reaction & political correctness, even if that leads to ludicrous laws, which it often does.
I was reprimanded last week, for having a cigarette on an open air rail platform, & advised i faced prosecution if i didnt put it out. Moments later, we were nearly all asphyixiated by diesel fumes as the train left the station.
When you smoke in the park, you are being insensitive to the Human Rights of the birds, squirrels, & tramps on benches, that have to breath in our pollution.
So i have a simple solution to this problem.
ALLOW SMOKING & BAN BREATHING. Problem solved.
As you can see from the negative 'judge it' icons on our posts, the opponents of choice in this matter, are not interested in listening to common sense.
Peter

UK

#19 Aug 16, 2012
Oliver Cromwell wrote:
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As you can see from the negative 'judge it' icons on our posts, the opponents of choice in this matter, are not interested in listening to common sense.
Dont worry about it. These people feel far more comfortable with pictures & icons, than they do with long words & joined up writing. LOL. Eventually they will be allowed to come off their medication, & to join the real world in sensible debate. I suspect that if the internet had been around in years gone by, Jesus would probably have also been accused of being a troll , spam & off topic & nuts. So we are in good company .

Since: Aug 12

Blackwood, UK

#20 Aug 16, 2012
supersonic boom wrote:
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And of course those that don't want you smoking where it is banned have no rights.
go to the pub... youve stopped us smoking there !!!! i wont stop anyway, go and stand somewhere else in the park, job done-easy

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