Charge the smok­ers

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

New Brunswick is giv­ing peace of­fi­cers au­thor­ity to charge peo­ple with smok­ing vi­o­la­tions, not just is­sue warn­ings.

I have taken my grand­son to play­grounds and peo­ple smoke cigarettes. I want these peo­ple charged and fined. I want these peo­ple to ex­plain to a judge why they lack the in­tel­li­gence and com­mon sense to not smoke in front of pre-school aged chil­dren and young school aged chil­dren.

I want all mu­nic­i­pal po­lice and RCMP to have the same au­thor­ity. The num­ber of peo­ple charged for smok­ing will prove that the prov­ince isn’t do­ing its job by re­fus­ing to fund a ces­sa­tion pro­gram for smok­ers.

John W.A. Cur­tis, Summerside

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