Time to ban smoking at Twin Lakes park

Posted: Monday, June 25, 2007

I am writing about a smoking ban at the new kids' park at Twin Lakes. I took my children ages 3, 5, 6, 8, 10 and 11 to the park. I noticed there were cigarette butts on the ground, and that is disgusting. I feel that I am very happy they ban smoking at the Bartlett Hospital campus, and maybe we also should ban smoking at the Twin Lakes park.

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I feel that adults are not giving a good example smoking around children. It is second-hand smoke.

Please let us keep the park clean. My 6-year-old daughter was disgusted when she saw a cigarette in the kids' park. The park is not an ash tray. So please, ban smoking on the kids' playground too.

Cigarette smoking around children is not a good example. We must not smoke around them for the sake of our children, so that when they become teens they will not choose to smoke and get cancer. It is not healthy, and it is not fair that other people pick cigarette butts, especially if they do not smoke. Let us try to get a law and write to our legislators and senators to ban smoking on childrens' playgrounds.

Our Twin Lakes park is probably the most beautiful park in the world, and we must keep it clean. So let us get together and stop smoking in front of our children. They are the future of the most beautiful capital in the world. Banning smoking at the Hospital was a great idea, and we also should ban smoking at the kids' playground.

Guadalupe Velazquez

Juneau



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