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4694Re: [carfree_cities] Digest Number 689

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  • J.H. Crawford
    May 5, 2002
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      James Rombough replied:

      >Besides, smoking is an individual choice that has no
      >effect on other people. The same cannot be said of
      >cars in cities.

      But that's not so--that's why smoking got banned from
      so many places--the health effects of secondary smoking
      were found to be serious. And that implies that once the
      case has been put on a sound footing, the same approach
      logically ought to work with cars--like smoking, they're
      bad for your health AND bad for the health of those to
      don't indulge.

      The question will turn on this point: smokers were only
      about 1/3 of the population at the start of the
      anti-smoking crusade. Drivers in California must account
      for about 80-90% of the adult population. Thus, will the
      same tactics work for driving as worked for smoking?
      I tend to doubt it.

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