Should smoking be banned in parks and other public spaces?

Smoking should be outlawed in public parks, according to the chief medical officer.  Sally Davies claimed a ban was needed to stop children being set a bad example.

Campaigners immediately denounced the idea as an attack on personal liberties.  They said it could be the start of a slippery slope leading to a total ban – even in homes.

This is being considered in London, where supporters say a ban would set a good example for children, but critics have described the suggestion as “outrageous”. What do you think?

Should smoking be banned in parks and other public spaces?

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Mo Moor
17th Nov 2014
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I'd be happy to support this proposal, but I have never smoked. However, my biggest hate is SPITTING, which I truly find abhorrent. "Off with their heads", and then no more spitting!....
17th Nov 2014
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if you in a park you don't want to
smell a cigarette if a your a none smoker
14th Nov 2014
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Where would it end. As a nicotine (harmless to health) addict, I am banned from vaping on outdoor station platforms,even though there is NO evidence of `passive` vaping.
9th Nov 2014
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Although I am a passionate non-smoker, I think banning smoking in public parks is too draconian. It would be like living in a police state. What should be provided is lots of places to stub out cigaretes and dispose of the filters.
happi sweety
8th Nov 2014
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The price of a packet of cigarettes should be £20.00 and anyone caught smuggling cigarettes or selling counterfeit cigarettes should be jailed and then made to work in a cancer ward.
7th Nov 2014
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Speaking as a former smoker I do think that smoking should be banned in public places. Its only a few years since it was banned in pubs and restaurants and yet we just take that as normal now. Nobody can dispute the harm smoking does to people so the sooner we all stop smoking the better for society as a whole.

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