To think you shouldn't smoke in the playground?

(11 Posts)
Celine314 Thu 15-Sep-16 22:24:05

So, the village hall has a small park with a few swings, a couple of slides and a seesaw for kids of varying ages. There are 3 benches dotted around the area as well. When I took dd (16m) there today, there was a man sat on the bench next to the baby swings happily puffing away. His ds and a friend of his dis were playing as well. I understand it's a public place and he can do what he wants, but is it a little inappropriate to smoke next to infant swings in a busy park?

KP86 Thu 15-Sep-16 22:27:47

Of course you shouldn't. So inconsiderate.

Northernparent68 Thu 15-Sep-16 22:27:50

How did it affect you ?

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Thu 15-Sep-16 22:29:24

I thought it was illegal to smoke in children's play grounds.

TheSnowFairy Thu 15-Sep-16 22:36:01

Thought this was going to be about the school playground confused

SpookyPotato Thu 15-Sep-16 22:40:37

I don't think it's illegal but someone did start a petition recently to try and make it so... it doesn't have many signatures yet.
petition.parliament.uk/petitions/134518

Ubertasha2 Thu 15-Sep-16 22:48:49

Disgusting man- like, harm your own health with your cancer sticks but don't inflict upon others. Hate smokers- sorry if I offend anyone but most smokers are the most inconsiderate people ever- they never ask if others are happy for them to light up and they STINK!!!!

thescruffiestgiantintown Thu 15-Sep-16 23:05:22

Inappropriate and vile.

Celine314 Fri 16-Sep-16 10:45:55

@NorthernParent68 Affected me because I couldn't put my dd on the toddler swings which she absolutely loves.

Well, I could have. But I chose to keep her on the other side of the play area away from the smoke.

@SpookyPotato Thanks for that. Have signed it and will try and get others to do so as well!

Secretmetalfan Fri 16-Sep-16 10:51:13

Disgusting and vile. What type of idiot thinks it's ok to do this? (Probably the same ones who push a pram with their fag dangling over the baby - scum)

RainyDayBear Fri 16-Sep-16 12:09:45

Oh this really annoys me. There is a sign saying no smoking by the entrance (it's quite small and easily missed admittedly) but you'd like to think not smoking around small children was common sense!

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