NYC Council Bans Smoking In Parks, Beaches

But resistance to the nanny state builds. . .

There is no constitutional right to smoke in city parks and beaches so smokers have no legal recourse. But civil libertarians like Norman Siegal said the ban is just plan wrong.

“I think we’re moving towards a nanny state where government thinks they know what’s best for its citizens. You can inform, educate and persuade, but don’t take away our freedoms,” Siegal said.

Here.

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One thought on “NYC Council Bans Smoking In Parks, Beaches

  1. What a silly argument. There is no constitutional right to eat, play tag or kiss your girlfriend in parks either. Either the activity is legal–smoking still is–or it’s not. Siegal is right.

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