Hingham may extend smoking ban to beaches, cemeteries

in 2013, Michael Siegel, Newsmakers, Patriot Ledger, School of Public Health
June 4th, 2013

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Michael Siegel, School of Public Health

Four years after prohibiting smoking at town parks and playgrounds, Hingham officials are considering whether to expand the outdoor smoking ban to town-owned beaches, docks and cemeteries…

Expert quote:

“It would be like prohibiting eating fast food in public or something like that. It makes no sense. We generally recognize that people are free to do what they want as long as it’s not directly harming other people.”

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