Post By Bill Godshall
Post By DC2
Norcross (GA) City Council unanimously rescinds outdoor tobacco use ban after constituents voice opposition
Norcross (GA) City Council unanimously rescinds outdoor no-tobacco-use ordinance after constituents voice opposition
Norcross repeals city wide smoking ban - CBS Atlanta 46
Don't know if this ordinance included e-cigarettes, but its nice to see a group of constituents rising up to and convincing their City Council representatives to rescind an unwarranted and unenforceable law.
Although I've long advocated banning outdoor smoking at locations where many people congregate (e.g. sports stadiums, public transportation shelters, restaurant patios), within 10 feet of building entrances, and at schools, day care centers and childrens playgrounds, there is no justification for laws banning smoking on all outdoor government owned property or on private property where exposure to secondhand smoke is nonexistant or miniscule.
There's also no public health justification, and many constitutional concerns, for laws that ban the use of smokefree tobacco/nicotine products either indoors or outdoors.
Further proof that we (the People) CAN stop the insanity.
pdf: Norcross’ repealed “tobacco free” ordinance was including e-cigs.
AMEN to that! This is great news!
Originally Posted by DC2
AWESOME. Outdoor smoking bans make no sense whatsoever.
Tis mine preciousssss, you can't takes it!
Not just e-cigarettes, but smoke-free tobacco products on or near property, too! It's crazy. How did they expect to enforce a prohibition on using smoke-free tobacco outside??
Originally Posted by Tom09
(This link seems to just be regarding city property, though, not city wide.)
Last edited by kristin; 07-06-2012 at 04:52 AM.
Norcross' reaction may have something to do with this Atlanta proposal to only ban cigarettes, cigars, and pipe tobacco in Atlanta parks -- Atlanta weighs smoking ban for parks, public areas .| ajc.com