New Smoking Ban? California State Parks and Beaches

March 23rd, 2010

California State Parks and beaches might have just become a little bit more clean.  The interesting thing about that statement is that it is not necessarily the traditional trash that you will see disappearing from California State Parks while you are out retirement RVing, it might just be discarded cigarette butts.  On March 22, 2010, the California lawmakers voted to ban smoking at California’s 278 state parks and beaches.  It is one of the nation’s most far-reaching regulations of tobacco use.

Proponents say that it is a great vote for the environment, fire protection, and public health protection from second-hand smoke.  Those that oppose the State Park smoking ban say that it is government meddling in places where government should not meddle.

The measure still has to be signed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and he has given no indication whether he will sign the bill or not.

What do you think?  Is the new California State Parks and beaches smoking ban too intrusive or are you in favor of the ban?  Will this new law influence where you take your new RV this upcoming summer if it is signed into law?  Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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