Looking at the tree and not the forest, one can't argue with this. But the desire of the government to control every aspect of our behavior isn't good. I'm sorry, occasional puffs of smoke from the park bench across from you isn't a health concern. At least relative to all the other garbage that is put in our food and air. What goes on in slaughterhouses in terms of sanitation should give people nightmares. But it is ignored. This goes to the nature of debate in this country; at its heart is anti-intellectualism, emotion and a disregard for reason. Leading to capricious outcomes and an easily swayed population. No wonder Oprah and Barbara Walters have cleaned up.
1'NYC Smoking Ban Signed Into Law By Mayor Bloomberg' Huff Po