AHUKINI Dean Otsuki was disappointed that he picked up 700 cigarette butts in the parking lot of Wailua River State Park over the weekend.
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Bottom line is that smoking is one of the most disgusting, disrespectful and rude habits and smokers just don’t give a crap. I’ve seen people light up with no regards to anyone around them including children or people with health issues. The kicker is if you say something to them they have an attitude. It’s one thing if you want to poison yourself with your stinky ass tobacco habit but don’t do it where it affects people who actually care about their own health. So all you smokers out there, if your going to keep poisoning yourselves, do at your own expense. Keep it in your own house, car, yard. Places that don’t effect other people, have a little respect or possibly evolve a little and QUIT!
it’s the chickens. I seem them.
Have “meter-maid” style volunteers who can walk the parks a couple hours a day & issue “warnings” or “citations”. Even if they are simply there as educational docents, DLNR should have a program if they don’t, that can provide this service.
With old retirees looking for something to do, this would be a perfect win-win combination.
what is this State coming too?.. A smoker pays the same taxes as a non smoker for these County Parks and once again if you smoke you won’t be allowed. Where’s the freedom?
There should be designated areas (like the 20ft rule) for all County areas, and should a non-smoker be within those areas then they can move/leave.
It’s a freedom of choice…