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Silver Creek board tables smoke-free parks proposal

July 3, 2013

SILVER CREEK — After 10 months, the Silver Creek Village Board was still not ready to take action Monday night on making village parks smoke-free....

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Jul-10-13 12:13 AM

Several made a valid point about courtesy and that is definitely lacking here. The Grape Festival is too crowded to allow smoking in the square. People walk through not looking where their cig butt is and I have seen young children walking with a parent almost get burned because the smoker is not paying any attention to what they are doing. This is not a brand new concept. The entire Silver Creek Central School Campus is smoke free inside and out for 15 yrs. and was legislated by the state of NY.

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Jul-04-13 5:49 AM

I think the biggest shocker of this article was that Peters actually showed up....

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Jul-03-13 9:46 PM

If you go out in a park that is a public place where people are, sure some smoke some swear some drink and others can be ignorant. Everyone of us grew up with people smoking all the time so teach your kids not to do it and move away from people who do if it bothers you or your kids.

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Jul-03-13 9:17 PM

not to worry it will soon be legal to shoot smokers on site who will we go after next someone who sneezes?

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Jul-03-13 3:32 PM

hope it goes through, common courtesy and respect is absent from most in this area. my favorite is when I am sitting at my kids t ball game at the Silver Creek Park and someone is smoking on the bleacher.not saying the kids on the field are getting second hand smoke but the siblings watching the game are. then i have to walk around the area and pick up the butts so my other child who is a toddler does not stick the butts in his mouth. but I guess that is my problem right. the smokers who smoke in the park are disrespectful!!! they can walk a little bit away from the children but I guess that takes away their rights? right. i guess I, we, should stay home and not let my, our, children participate in sports or enjoy the grape festive because its our problem that smokers are so careless and disrespectful of children and others. because only smokes have rights not children. get real!!!

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Jul-03-13 2:45 PM

Isnt there a lot more important things to take care in the village then to worry about a few people who smoke at the park? Smokers pay taxes like everyone else here, lets make Silver Creek politically correct people smoke everywhere quit bellyaching about it. If it offends you so much stay home. Talk to the board do away with alcohol at the beer tent and close the bars also while you are at it!

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Jul-03-13 9:13 AM


You know.. this is a situation where some common courtesy could go a long way, and we avoid another piece of "legislating life".

I don't smoke, I find it appalling. However, some people do, some hooked, some for enjoyment. If I enjoy drinking beers (as I do) wouldn't it be hypocritical to me to legislate what someone else can put in their own body. Beer, after all, contains one basic poison - alcohol - and can damage my body as well.

If smokers would be so kind as to not light up and exhale into my face, and place the used butts into a discard bin, I don't care where they smoke in the park. After about 10' or so the smoke is too diluted to harm, and is barely noticeable. You'd ahve a better chance of being harmed by exhaust walking across Main St.

Courtesy and respect towards each other would solve the whole problem. Nons - don't treat them like pariahs, and Smokes - realize we don't all like it.

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Jul-03-13 9:09 AM

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