NYC Politician Wants New Nanny State Harassment of Smokers

In addition to new proposed ordinance empowering more nanny state harassment it also gives police a new means of revenue collection.

A Councilman for Queens wants to subject people who want to smoke while walking in public to nanny state harassment. If he gets his way, a person caught walking down the sidewalk while smoking a cigarette will have to pay a fine of fifty dollars.

Fox 5 New York reports, “NYC considers making walking and smoking illegal.

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If you don’t smoke and you find yourself walking behind someone who does, it can be unpleasant. Now a New York City Councilman wants to do something about it.

” […] no smoking and walking on New York City Sidewalks,” said Queens Councilman Peter Koo […].

His bill would make it a misdemeanor to walk while smoking, likely punishable by a fine of $50.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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