Hayley O’Keeffe asks people in Aylesbury town centre what they think of a ‘voluntary ban’ on smoking in Vale parks...
Louis Henry - Fairford Leys “No that’s moronic, there’s millions of cubic feet of air for non-smokers to breathe. People should be allowed to poison themselves however they choose.”
Sikander Zanir - Quarrendon
“I think people should avoid smoking in the park because kids are around.
“As a smoker myself I would like to see more places ban smoking so I would be forced to quit.”
Peter Young - Stone
“I don’t think it should be banned because if it is out in the open it doesn’t affect anyone else. I gave up smoking seven years ago, and I support the ban on smoking inside public places.”
Aston Rennie - Bierton
“It should not be banned because it’s outside! It is fair enough banning it inside but a park is everyone’s space and you can be far enough away from a non-smoker for it not to matter.”
Tanin Hossain - Luton
“I agree with the idea to ban it.
“Smoking is not good for people’s health and if you do it in a public place you run the risk of harming not just yourself but other people around you.”