Law | Southington, CT Smoking Ban Arguments

On Wednesday night in the town of Southington, CT a hearing was held on the proposed park smoking ban that faces residents. The comments were mixed with comments in favor of the ban, and from smokers calling for a compromise.

The idea to make the parks smoke free were originally brought up by Park Board member, Bryan Meccariello in August. The board plans to take the information gathered at the heart before coming up with a proposal to prevent to the council.

The main argument against the ban was to limit access to tobacco of children and limit what they termed as risky behavior. On an editorial note, I guess laws are now replacing the job of parenting. Tobacco is not marketed to children, and if parents want to prevent their children from taking part in a legal product they should do so via parenting.

The plan will be presented at a future meeting.

Southington is home to over 39,000 residents taking up 36.64 square miles and was founded in 1779


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