I really don't want this thread to become like the other smoking thread...with endless debates back and forth. Suffice it to say that I would tell the officer that in no uncertain terms that I wouldn't pay a penny of the 500 dollars. I would then give the ticket to my lawyer and file as many suits against all those who put forth that bill....Smoking outside is no more of a health hazard then car exhaust. When they get rid of the cars, then come talk to me.
As for the sanctimonious, holier then thou, politican in NJ...I think this sums it up best:
Perhaps it is time for the factories in these cities that make cigarettes to outsource their business. Pack up, take their jobs, so that now these politicans have massive uneploymed workers on their hands. And to prevent the actual place from being used by another company, still keep the lease on it. It shouldn't cut into their profitts too much.
And I wonder how many accidents involved the drivers being distracted by their children??? What's next? Banning children from the car?
I'm about to say something that will get me banned....so before I cross that line....let me leave the thread with this: If the sanctimonious, holier than thou, non-smokers want a war, I say bring it! It's time smokers united and stood up for themselves. Enough is Enough already.