LETTER: No smoking? What about the exhaust fumes

Now that there is less smoking places in downtown Nelson, you can breathe in smoke free exhaust from the cars looking for parking space.

Re: “More smoke-free zones” Nelson Star, January 24, 2014

Now that there is less smoking places in downtown Nelson, you can breathe in smoke free exhaust from the cars looking for parking space.

Oh, that was not enough? Wait until the tourists arrive as they drive around the block again and again looking for a place to park so that they can sit down in a restaurant for a meal since they could not find a drive-thru.

We have been told that smoking is bad for us. I have read that second hand smoke is worse for us than smoking.

In light of this information, I contemplated taking up smoking to protect my health from second hand smoke.

Now-a-days there are people who smoke for their health, so it may not be so bad.

Maybe in the future you and I will be smoking for our health, but I am not aware of anyone inhaling exhaust fumes for their health.

You can thank the council at city hall who unanimously voted to maintain exhaust fumes in downtown Nelson. I guess to have a small town atmosphere, you need small town thinking.


Fred Antifaev



Editor’s Note: Though Nelson City Council has asked staff to draft a bylaw that would restrict smoking in more public spaces, that process is in the very early stages. There have been no recent changes to where people can smoke downtown.

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