Eggs are bad for people too so I think WDW needs to ban any and all eggs as wellSmoking is not only a waste of money and bad for you, but it's bad for those around you. That's why smoking in the parks is something I do not think should be allowed.
That is, unless the sections are far off (out of sight, preferably) from other guests. And if children are not allowed near them. Can't stand little girls with their daddies in the smoking sections, it's horrible. That would be a reasonable but big step foward.
But I really do think WDW should just completely bad regular smoking in the parks. Yes, I did say that. They fully can and should. Hey, maybe they'll happen to stop bad habits and save some lives by doing so. Smoking is not just a personal decision, because it's disturbing and unhealthy to those around. That's why it needs to end. Vaping is less disturbing and not really unhealthy to those around, so I'd be in full support of vaping sections only, regular smoking banned. If the guests can't help themselves, they should either leave the park to smoke, or shouldn't visit until they stop their unhealthy habit. That would be a huge step foward.
I'd even be in favor of a ban on smoking across the resort. That would cause too many operational headaches, so I know they wouldn't do it, but it'd be THE STEP foward.
Sorry if I sound harsh. But it'd help everyone. It'd be good for the other guests and it'd be good for the people who are motivated to change their habits. And I think it'd be good for Disney's reputation. If not, they'd certainly look good in the history books. Hey Bob Iger, it would improve your legacy! What are you waiting for?!
It ironic and too sad that the company's founder died from smoking, yet 60 years later, people are allowed to make the same mistake in his parks. At least Walt didn't smoke around children.
As for today's news, well, if I'm understanding correctly, it's a replacement. So there are still three sections, just possibly better placement. Sounds like a positive and a small step forward. EDIT: I was not understanding correctly. Two smoking sections were removed, and one was added, though outside of the park.
Why would it be unenforceable??A ban would be unenforceable.
And you'd still have a free for all.
CM "please dont smoke sir"Why would it be unenforceable??
Smoking's been banned a lot of places, and it's been enforced.
Sure you've got occasional fool that lights up where they're not supposed to. But when management is serious about not allowing it, smoking is a rare occurrence. Especially when word gets out that it won't be tolerated.
The idea that there would be a "free for all" is ridiculous.
Irony is an alien concept in the colonies?Personally, I'm happy about it. I've always had a strong dislike for cigarette smoke. But that's just me.
My two cents:
It's not just smokers who can get emotional about smoking.
- Smoking's banned in most places in the United States nowadays. Somehow the world has not come to an end. And smokers have somehow (willingly or not) adjusted to this reality.
- A smoker's desire to light up doesn't trump the huge majority of park visitor's desire to not inhale nasty cigarette smoke.
- "It will become a free for all". Sure. If you say so. Until self entitled jerks start lighting up wherever, blow smoke at someone's baby (intentional or not), and the parents of said baby react by physically showing the smoker where he/she can put out the cigarette.
As someone with asthma, I completely agree.Big mistake.
When guests light up anywhere there will be complaints.
Control it. Don't drive it underground.
I don't know if this is a WDW policy or not, but I was at Aulani sitting by the pool, and someone lit up at the table next to ours. I have asthma and can't be around cigarette smoke, so my mother found a manager who very nicely referred the guest to the designated area. Problem solved, no angry guest. I have no idea why the same cannot be true of WDW.I heard that CMs are not allowed to tell a guest to stop smoking, only security can. I may be wrong about that but its just what I heard