New York Working On Banning Smoking In People’s Homes

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Just more evidence that the anti-tobacco crusade is a prohibitionist crusade. They don’t want to inform your choices. They want to control your choices.

Anti-smoking police are set to patrol New York neighbourhoods and stop people smoking in their own homes, secret new documents reveal.

Community groups will be sent out to convince landlords and tenants across the city to turn their private buildings into smoke-free zones, according to the documents seen by the New York Post.

The community groups would ‘work with property managers, tenants, and others on adoption of voluntary smoke-free policies’, the document says.

In return for their work, each community group will collect a $10,000 bounty — paid for out of a Centers for Disease Control grant.

Meanwhile, as Mayor Bloomberg uses federal funds to bribe citizens into giving up their right to smoke in their own homes, the nation is running a $1 trillion budget deficit.

But, clearly, we don’t have anything better to do with this money.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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