City councilors passed the outdoor smoking ban on a vote of 8-6. It extends beyond Church Street; there could be no lighting up for most of downtown Burlington. The exception is you can smoke after 9 p.m. The police have said they could not enforce the law without the help of the people.

There is no reason to pass outdoor smoking bans this is just the typical knee jerk hysteria that is being promoted the American Cancer Society. They not only want indoor/outdoor, cars, condo’s and apartment smoking bans they now want the public to report smoking against fellow American’s. Let’s keep in mind that tobacco is legal and there are no clinical studies on outdoor smoking. As a society we are going backwards into the days of fascism.



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