Norcross, a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, has become one of the countless cities across the country that have jumped on the bandwagon and banned the use of cigarettes in public places. This means that designated public smoking areas would be taken away and that public ash trays would be taken out. On top of that, the use of smokeless tobacco products, such as chewing tobacco, has been grouped in with the ban. Anyone who is caught violating the new law will have to pay a $50 fine.
It makes one wonder just how much consideration was put into the law, especially when they decided to group in products like smokeless tobacco. It is strange that smokeless tobacco products were grouped in since the chief and immediate cause of the ban was second hand smoke. On top of that, it makes one wonder whether products such like e cigarettes are part of the ban. There are some who feel that this is yet again an example of smokers being discriminated against. It will take time to see just how the public reacts to the ban.