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Writer amazed smoking allowed in public buildings in Columbia
'It is the right of anyone to smoke if they choose, but smoke at home or away from the population. Please don't put my health in jeopardy.' - MARY BARDIN
By Mary Bardn
I am amazed Columbia still allows people to smoke in public buildings.
However, what amazes me the most is the fact that our local health department tried to get a vote for non-smoking and the magistrates refused because their people were so against the non-smoking.
I honestly thought the state had passed such a ruling.
I don't go anywhere else and see folks smoking in a public building.
I don't think it is fair that the people of Columbia have no consideration for the health of their neighbors, friends and family that do not smoke.
Evidence-based practices have proven 2nd and 3rd hand smoke is just as dangerous to our health as the person smoking.
I have a big concern with walking in a building and seeing folks standing there smoking with children standing close by.
Kentucky has some of the highest rates of cancer, heart disease and COPD in the nation.
I think I should have the right to go in a public place without being subjected to the smoke of others.
It is the right of anyone to smoke if they choose, but smoke at home or away from the population. Please don't put my health in jeopardy. - Mary Bardin
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