Monday, December 18, 2006
December 2006 may go down in the history books as a hallmark for the anti-smoking movement. This month alone, the San Diego Port Commission adopted an ordinance prohibiting smoking at its 17 parks, at beaches, at piers and boat-launch ramps. And the county board of supervisors ruled against smoking in county parks, campgrounds and open spaces. You can’t smoke on San Diego golf courses or at Qualcomm Stadium and Mesa College.
Is this a win-win situation for non-smokers? Or are even anti-smokers losing something with all these laws? Our guests debate the public health benefits vs. the civil liberties of smoking bans.
, vice-chair, San Diego Libertarian Party.
, vice president of government relations, American Lung Association of California, San Diego chapter.