Smoking could be banned, or segregated, in borough parks and at parades. (Click to enlarge)
By SARAH KLEPNER
Fair Haven’s borough council engaged in a lively discussion about the pros and cons of banning smoking in parks Monday night.
“It’s a hazardous, offensive habit that doesn’t need to be in public,” said Councilwoman Susan Sorenson, liaison to the recreation commission, which has also been discussing the issue.
“What’s next?” replied Councilman Rowland Wilhelm, a smoker. “I understand it’s negative [behavior]. But you go down that slippery slope, and it opens the door for another governing body to come along and ban something else sugary drinks maybe.”
“I’m going to vote no, because you’re opening a door that shouldn’t be opened,” he said.