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Should people be allowed to smoke on a public beach?

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posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 04:13 PM
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originally posted by: JAGStorm

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: JAGStorm

Well then support the god-damn ban then.

Then ban something else.

Then something else.


Then something else.



Sounds like someone needs a cigarette break


Dunno, authoritarian.

Would you allow it?




posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 04:55 PM
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Former smoker and beach bunny who grew up up & down the Gulf Coast in Fl here.

Smoking at beaches should be banned. There are a few smokers out there with enough discipline to leave their smokes in the car or even at home for a beach day, they aren't ALL lazy bums tossing trash everywhere. I spent plenty of days at the beach with my friends/family, with my own pack of smokes waiting for me AT HOME, and picking up as much smoker litter as I could find at the beach.

Of my friends and family that were/are smokers also, their packs never went any further than their cars. Even they didn't smoke at the beach and think it should be illegal. Some smokers are filthy pigs who just toss their butts anywhere and don't care. However, many believe the beaches are treasures that deserve a little respect and effort, and will back TF out of that bill.
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posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 05:06 PM
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It's open air. Of course it should be allowed. Cigarette butts are a different thing. I'm a cigarette smoker, but I never litter my butts. If you ask me to move, I will do that for you.

Maybe I don't want to see fake breasts. Should that be illegal at the beach? Maybe I don't want to smell your crappy cologne. Shouldn't that offensive odor be illegal? Maybe I don't like you moving all that sand to build your stupid castle. Let's ban that too.



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 05:08 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm


They should get real and ban Cars in public spaces as the exhaust gasses are far more dangerous than a ciggy.



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 05:13 PM
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I switched to electronic cigarettes a long time ago. When I did smoke i disposed of the butts properly.
Smoking on a beach i guess would be fine if people did it in a smoking permitted area but anyone would smoke and dispose of the butts somewhere else regardless, thinking the sand will just cover up their mess.
My rules to smoking were to keep it away from people who don't like it and especially away from children.



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 05:30 PM
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I don't have a problem with the smoking, the trash butts are the issue with me. I have a even bigger issue with more government overreach though. So......I'm thinking no ban. Ticket those without a portable ashtray of sorts. It's littering and should be treated as such. There's a lot of marine life in the sand.



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 05:33 PM
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originally posted by: sine.nomine


Maybe I don't want to see fake breasts.


uuuh

whats your problem?



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 05:43 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

I imagine many don't. But I bet a lot of them would love to.

Who do you propose would enforce your ban and what would be the punishment for ignoring the ban?



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 05:45 PM
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originally posted by: TinySickTears

originally posted by: sine.nomine


Maybe I don't want to see fake breasts.


uuuh

whats your problem?


IK, R? What red-blooded straight male on this planet doesn't want to look at titties, augmented or not?



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 05:48 PM
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I use e-cigs. Not sure why those are banned like cigarettes. It must be a prelude to nicotine prohibition. Big pharma is more than likely lobbying heavily for a ban on nicotine. There is a lot of money to be made in nicotine cessation drugs, which have the side effects of depression and suicide.



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 05:48 PM
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a reply to: Nyiah

Well, I'm not a straight male...

Just saying, the things that offend your senses in public shouldn't be banned.



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 05:50 PM
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originally posted by: sine.nomine
a reply to: Nyiah

Well, I'm not a straight male...

Just saying, the things that offend your senses in public shouldn't be banned.


And I'm not lesbian, but boobs are still pretty damn nice to look at.

Edit: And that's not a sense offense, that's a personal perception. Cig butts are as disgusting as taking a s# on the beach is -- nobody wants to stumble across that, regardless of excuse. Your log isn't exactly benefiting anyone, and neither is a cig butt.
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posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 05:51 PM
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originally posted by: Nyiah

originally posted by: sine.nomine
a reply to: Nyiah

Well, I'm not a straight male...

Just saying, the things that offend your senses in public shouldn't be banned.


And I'm not lesbian, but boobs are still pretty damn nice to look at.

And cigarettes are relaxing to some.



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 05:53 PM
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originally posted by: sine.nomine

originally posted by: Nyiah

originally posted by: sine.nomine
a reply to: Nyiah

Well, I'm not a straight male...

Just saying, the things that offend your senses in public shouldn't be banned.


And I'm not lesbian, but boobs are still pretty damn nice to look at.

And cigarettes are relaxing to some.


Read my above. Your "point" is an excuse. I can be relaxed after crapping, but the beach is not the place to do it. I was relaxed when smoking, but the beach was NEVER the place to light up.



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 05:56 PM
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originally posted by: Nyiah

originally posted by: sine.nomine

originally posted by: Nyiah

originally posted by: sine.nomine
a reply to: Nyiah

Well, I'm not a straight male...

Just saying, the things that offend your senses in public shouldn't be banned.


And I'm not lesbian, but boobs are still pretty damn nice to look at.

And cigarettes are relaxing to some.


Read my above. Your "point" is an excuse. I can be relaxed after crapping, but the beach is not the place to do it. I was relaxed when smoking, but the beach was NEVER the place to light up.

I did read your point. I just happen to disagree. I think in an open air environment it's not really a problem. Most smokers try to distance themselves from nonsmoker's when smoking.

People are free to move or request a smoker to move. I don't see the need for a law in this scenario.

Start handing out tickets for littering when someone improperly disposes a butt. I'm all for that.



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 06:00 PM
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Hitler hated smoking and smokers, by the way.



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 06:04 PM
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originally posted by: Nyiah

originally posted by: sine.nomine
a reply to: Nyiah

Well, I'm not a straight male...

Just saying, the things that offend your senses in public shouldn't be banned.


And I'm not lesbian, but boobs are still pretty damn nice to look at.

Replying to your ETA,

I've agreed with you 100% on the cigarette butt issue. I don't litter butts, and most of the people I know don't either. Punish the crime of littering rather than banning smoking in public.



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 06:10 PM
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I'm a coastie. Spend plenty of time at the beach.

I police my own butts and don't turn total evil and authoritarian when people don't.



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 06:16 PM
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Your link didn't say anything about e cigs or vapes that I saw.
I am a former cig smoker, that now vapes.
Hell, even going down a river in a Kayak, I always kept my butts, to throw away when I got home, so yeah, I can see ticket people that litter. Heck, make it a hefty fine. It would give beach patrol something to do.
But it is outside. People should be allowed to smoke outside.
Isn't it all they have left?

And as for vaping or e-cig, shouldn't be illegal. No litter there.
edit on 3-1-2019 by chiefsmom because: spelling



posted on Jan, 3 2019 @ 06:24 PM
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originally posted by: Nyiah

And I'm not lesbian, but boobs are still pretty damn nice to look at.

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this is the first and more than likely last time i have ever put a star on a post





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