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Lydgate not smoke-free
A few weeks back there was an article in TGI about Poipu now being Kauai’s second smoke-free beach. The first was listed as Lydgate. Living in Wailua Homesteads for many years, Lydgate is the beach I use most often. The fact that it is a smoke-free beach was news to me. If I didn’t know that, how are visitors going to know it? There is not a single sign stating that it is a smoke-free beach. No signs. No nothing.
There is always someone smoking there, causing me to find a more-breathable spot. How would the smokers know not to with no signs anywhere? How about at least one sign at the entrance saying something like, “Welcome to Lydgate, a Smoke-Free Beach.”
One more wild wish would be a separate area away from the beach with standing ash trays stating “Smoking Area” or “No Smoking Beyond Designated Area.” That would make it obvious to all and give the smokers a chance to light up away from the rest of us.
Paulo Tambolo, Wailua Homesteads
Why we should study Hawaiian history
One reason we study Hawaiian history is because it is curriculum. It is part of our school system teaching us what Hawaii was like just about 125 years ago. Some people take it to heart and build a career on it, while for others it is of no value studying it. There are several reasons why I think people don’t study this topic.
Number one reason is it doesn’t affect our everyday life.
Second reason why some people do not study Hawaiian history is because nobody builds a life around these traditions and expects the same values as before. The Hawaiians were fishermen as well as hunters and gatherers. They lived off the land. In modern times, this group of people is a rarity.
Would Hawaii have been what it is today had it not been for a few world travelers stopping by and mingling with the natives? No. Hawaii would have probably been another vacation spot, but owned by some other entity, instead of the way it is now, USA. Would things have been better, had USA not taken over the land? Maybe.
The only true reason people study Hawaiian history is to get a feel of what Hawaii was like 125 years ago. How they gathered for food, how they stored water, and how they made clothing. Knowing this, do you still think Hawaii would have been better under another ruling kingdom?
Dean Sabado, Honolulu
more dangerous than mere annoyance, second had cigarette smoke contains lead…that is stored in our bones only to be leached out with calcium during pregnancy, menopause or osteoporosis onset! We wonder why our keiki are having developmental problems!
Hawaii is not “owned” by the USA. Hawaii is one of 50 sovereign states that are united together for common protection and trade.
If anything, the people of Hawaii have more power than the other citizens of the U.S. Hawaii gets to choose the same number of U.S. senators as California, even though California has 27 times as many people. We are part of an alliance where we have more than our share of power.
Also, we should study Hawaii’s entire history, not just one glimpse into 125 years ago.
I agree with you, another country would have control over Hawaii if the US didn’t annex Hawaii in 1898. Our lives would probably be much different than what we enjoy today. I prefer to not say that Hawaii was “taken” though since it was legally annexed by a joint resolution. The signed documents can be viewed at the following link…
Aloha Kakou, Aloha Paolo,
Smoking at the beach parks…Mahalo Paolo
While smoking at any parks is a Health nuisance to other park users, and can we extend that to be worse for children and teens who are impressionable with smoker posing and the novelty of smoke trailing away from poser’s mouth; and now with vaping, it’s a blizzard of exhaling. What is up with this fixation, people posing while puffing in and poofing out…deadly smoke from tobacco tar along with the toxic chemicals added to the tobacco.
Envision the tabocco juice that stains the smokers fingers while holding the cigarettes, during and between each inhalation going into the lungs and along with the tobacco tar that smears like a grease coating over the alveoli cells that miraculously absorb vital oxygen and release the body’s excretion of the body’s toxic carbon dioxide…and if you are within their exhalation range, you get to breathe the smoke and the rest of what’s in the the smoker’s exhale, right into your lungs.
Is seems proof positive that exhaled smoke is carrying with it lung bacteria, virus, disgusting mucus cells, emphysema phlegm, inflammatory residue, and God knows what else of lung filth that smokers and lung cancer and lung diseased people carry.
Of course it is super harmful to non smokers who breathe the excrement from another persons already diseased lungs, lungs diseased with cancer, emphysema and bronchitis of COPD, flu virus, and the contagious disgusting list goes on. A smoking lung cancer victim exhaling dislodged Cancer cells into the air that you inhale into your lungs, if you are close enough to breathe the diseased cells from their lungs, but also not only the cancerous tobacco residue but also the cancer cells themselves slowly killing the foolish smoker and are, especially in the case of your infants and children, it’s downright criminal Cancer contagion…criminal…?…yes because children are not old enough to choose to smoke, especially if it is negligently and ignorantly forced upon them.
Wow, I never thought about it that way, but true, breathing out your deadly cancer cells for others to inhale is downright ugly and makes it a route for Infectious disease.
What we have here is not only 2nd hand smoke, but also 1st hand lung diseases being carried in the smoke…the bacteria, virus, and early and late stage or even still undetected Cancer, emphysema, COPD, flu, cold, and plain old dead diseased cells in and from the tissue of the smoker’s lungs. No wonder 2nd hand smoke is so deadly. Paolo, seems like we need enforcement besides signage at all parks.
The Cancer Society is against cancer, but not completely, they got job security too. Besides if they know tobacco smoking and chewing is a cause of cancer how come it is still legal to smoke and chew it.
Now of course there will be naysayers that this cannot happen, but the disease pathway (the smoke) from a self inflicted disease cancer victim is so readily visible it can be seen in the pathway of the visible smoke to the next person or detected by the smell which is actual tobacco molecules, even though the cancer cells cannot be seen.
Paolo, seems like we need enforcement besides signage at all parks.
They can designate it as smoke free, but who does the enforcement? KPD does not have the resources or time to deal with this, does the park rangers have time to monitor?
Dean Sabado, agree that study of true Hawaiian history is critical. First, we are all visitors to this beautiful and special Islands. Second, the United States did not remove the Queen, she, her Cabinet, and Marshall was removed by citizens of the Kingdom. Third, all this true history are recorded in legal historical documents, and one of them is the U.S. Committee on Foreign Relations Report on the removal of the Queen submitted to Congress and the United States in February 1894. The U.S. Navy was not involved in the Kingdom change, and both Blount and Stevens were not complicit.
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