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SMOKERS WIN BIG VICTORY IN SUNNYVALE!!!

Original post made by Jim Neal, another community, on Mar 23, 2012

Less than a month after the Mountain View City Council passed its controversial draconian anti-smoking ordinance which takes effect in May, the Sunnyvale City Council considered a very similar ordinance this past Tuesday (March 20th).

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Posted by Tim Wulff
a resident of another community
on Mar 24, 2012 at 10:33 am

What no one seems willing to address on this issue is the fact that the FDA and the Federal govt. are appalling corrupt and controlled by tobacco on this issue.

Nicotine, proven to be the most addictive substance to human beings on the planet is not classified as an addictive drug.

The governments and many people, while unwilling to control the problem at its source - nicotine -, are nonetheless perfectly willing to invade the lives of countless millions and violate their rights to privacy and punish them with taxes, fines and regulations while turning a completely blind eye and silent mouths to the true source of the problem.

All those rightfully concerned with the horrific health effects of this additive habit ought to turn their attentions to correcting the true source of the problem - our corrupt,
special interest-representative Federal government.

Perfect Socialist insanity.


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Posted by rich smoke
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Mar 24, 2012 at 11:43 am

"our corrupt, special interest-representative Federal government. Perfect Socialist insanity."

what the heck are you smoking?

"Perfect Socialist insanity" because I don't have to breath smoke in a restaurant?


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Posted by R.Gordon
a resident of another community
on Mar 26, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Cancer from smoking is killing off hundreds of thousands since our tobacco companies started selling them in vast quantities.
They are now looking for a way to cut down their deaths by encouraging birth rate.
I think it's a swell idea for Sunnyvale. It will have the Mengele effect of getting rid of the overweight who think it will cut appetites.
If you haven't been to China, may I suggest the remarkable experience and you do not become an automatic "COMMIE".....


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Posted by C A M
a resident of another community
on Nov 11, 2012 at 2:44 pm

I'm very happy with the new Mountain View ordinance. It's finally possible to go to a club, and enjoy the outside patio without being subjected to great volumes of second-hand smoke; it's also no longer a problem with the smoke getting inside the club itself, which caused me great annoyance in the past. All my friends like it, too; we used to avoid the patio when clubbing, since there was no fresh air at all; not anymore!

I will frequent Mountain View more often now that they have a strict anti-smoking ordinance in place. Sunnyvale banning smoking in public parks is also a great idea; and the decision to exclude golf courses is actually sensible, too -- people who can afford to go golfing can surely find a smoke-free course should they be annoyed by the smokers (but the same would not be true about public parks, which should be accessible and enjoyable for everyone, and not just smokers).


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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Nov 11, 2012 at 6:11 pm

C A M:

let me know when you find a "car exhaust free community." Oh, and a "wood smoke free" community. How about a "bbq smoke free" community? And while we're at it how about a "perfume and cologn free" community?

How about this? How about we just learn to live with each other without restricing each others freedoms?

Let the flaming of the anti-smoking crowd begin....