In the words of U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop (1986), "The right of smokers to smoke ends where their behavior affects the health and well-being of others; furthermore, it is the smokers' responsibility to ensure that they do not expose nonsmokers to the harmful effects of tobacco smoke."
We have been waiting a long time for smokers to police themselves. Unfortunately, that has not happened. I agree that public places should be smoke-free.
Thank you to the Kenai City Council for considering this option.
Paula S. Standefer
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