Comments about ‘Celebrating four years of tobacco-free parks in Utah County’

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Published: Saturday, Aug. 25 2012 6:38 p.m. MDT

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JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

"I wouldn't come here if I saw smoking. It's just not safe for her," said Hart, referring to her 4-year-old daughter, Kira.

Look, smoking is an unhealthy lifestyle choice. Feel free to be against it for health, religious or whatever other reasons that you choose.

But, If someone across the park from you is smoking, you would be hard pressed to make a case that you or your kid's health is at risk.

It's not like a restaurant.

I so not smoke, but some go out of their way to restrict those that do.

Bryan
Syracuse, UT

Does anyone else find it ironic that, as part of an anti-smoking activity at a skate park there were several children in those photographs who were skating without helmets? I'm pretty sure an hour of such dangerous activity is more hazardous to the health of a child than some guy smoking a cigarette in the park.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
"But, If someone across the park from you is smoking, you would be hard pressed to make a case that you or your kid's health is at risk."

It is the fires smokers start that makes the case against smoking in the great outdoors. The fire just north of I-215 and Jordan River was start by a cigarette, and fires too numerous to count on the Jordan River Trailway were started by the same careless smokers.

No one who cares about his or her health sucks on cancer sticks. I suppose the exception are those who care about their health but are addicted and couldn't stop to save their lives. Pun intended.

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