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Smoking at Pinecrest is Prohibited. Should it be?

by Paul Saulnier
March 1, 2018

For some, smoking is an addiction that is hard to break. It doesn't make the news like the opioid crisis; cigarette smoking has caused fires that have destroyed property and taken lives - of the smokers and nonsmokers alike.

A recent mulch fire at Pinecrest Golf Course near the entrance to the restaurant exemplifies the problem. A careless smoker tossed a lit cigarette into the mulch next to the entrance. It was extinguished by people on site using fire extinguishers from inside the building. This is the second incident of this kind at Pinecrest

There were receptacles by the door for smokers to dispose of cigarettes until smoking on town property was regulated out of existence. Smokers have been trained not to smoke inside buildings leaving only outside. So cigarettes get stepped on the walkway or flicked off to the side as smokers head for the door.

So either the mulch goes or the building. A conspicuous cigarette receptacle seems a logical solution.

 

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Comments (5)

Am I missing something in this article - So smoking is banned since its town property, correct? If that's the case than its a law and it cannot be unbanned. Maybe the article should be should pinecrest enforce the current law of no smoking on town property. I play there and I can tell you for a fact it is not enforced now.

- Bill | 3/2/18 11:24 AM

Butts are nearly impossible to sweep up or rake out of lawn or gravel driveway. Please be responsible for your refuse. Others will be using the space.

- Stewart | 3/2/18 8:34 AM

"So either the mulch goes or the building. A conspicuous cigarette receptacle seems a logical solution." Or maybe smokers could not drop their trash (cigarette butts) on the ground just because there isn't a receptacle there. I don't drop my gum wrappers on the ground whenever I pop a piece in my mouth and there isn't a trash can right next to me.

- Mark | 3/1/18 4:34 PM

Be careful. If you ban jeans you might get more of those ridiculous "Golf pants". Maybe smoking should be prohibited within 100' of the buildings.

- Ken Campbell | 3/1/18 2:44 PM

Maybe Pincrest should ban people wear jeans on the course. They keep the course up nicely but then let people play in jeans. Disgrace to the sport of golf.

- Bill | 3/1/18 10:38 AM

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