A forum for Princeton residents to express opinions about local and national issues
Question of the Week: "What are your feelings about banning smoking in the Plaza?"
"I think it is going too far. Were it a closed place in a library, restaurant, or other public place, I could understand it perfectly well. But in an open space like this, people should be allowed there should not be too many restrictions placed on them."
Yui Mendelberg, Snowden Lane
"I think that people should be left alone. You ban one thing and then everyone will want to ban another thing. As long as it is outdoors, people should be allowed to do it."
Nim Ben-Reuven, Peck Place
"I think it is a step in the right direction, that Princeton is following New York in banning smoking in public plazas. Smoking presents a public health hazard to non-smokers, e.g., the coughing and secondary smoke affects, and it should not be allowed."
Amar Triveti, Jr. Princeton University
"I think it will be nice for the environment to not have smoking in there. There will not be any cigarette butts for the municipal people to have to clean up, and there will be cleaner air for all of us to breathe."
Cathy Morolda, Owner
Cranberry Station Gallery and
"It's a public area it is outdoors. I can see banning cigarettes in an indoor area where secondary smoke is an issue. What is the difference between cigarette smoke that rises up into the atmosphere and car exhausts? Are we going to ban cars too?"
George Podurgiel, Brookstone Drive