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Outdoor smoking bans increasing in popularity

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The small resort city of Norcross, Ga., made a bold move in February. It tried to ban smoking on or near all city property — its parks, its sidewalks, outside city buildings and more. The ordinance backfired. And it wasn’t just smokers who were mad. Business owners were upset they might lose customers. Nonsmokers felt the government had overreached. “That’s a good example of going a little bit too far,” said Theresa Zubretsky, of the ...

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July 8, 2012
3:13 p.m.

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As a former smoker, I find you anti-smoking zealots a hateful and mean bunch of people. Why can't you just leave people alone. I sincerely hope that something you enjoy doing gets banned someday.

July 9, 2012
12:07 a.m.

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You tax me $5.00 for my Cigarettes,Yet you want Me to pay a fine if I smoke it in Public!!! Typical New York Lawmakers !!! Some Day,Probably not in my Lifetime we will have People that run this State,Not just to make MONEY !!!The Whole Bunch Should be Run Out of Albany on a Rail !!!! Overpaid Money Grubbing Losers Who don't know how real people live !!!Try doing a real Job for a change !!! Problem is they don't know how!!! Spoon fed most of their Lives !!!