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Public outreach key to success of smoking ban


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 15, 2013

~~<p>The thousands of cigarette butts that litter Oahu's beaches are evidence of more than an addictive, expensive habit. They're also signs that some smokers don't care much about Hawaii's natural environment, or, more charitably, don't realize how much damage they do when they flick their leftovers wherever they want.</p>
<p>That's why the community outreach now underway at beach parks across the island is so important. Education is paramount as the city prepares to prohibit smoking at all of Honolulu's beaches starting Jan. 1, 2014, expanding a ban that's been in place at most Waikiki beaches since July.</p>
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The thousands of cigarette butts that litter Oahu's beaches are evidence of more than an addictive, expensive habit. They're also signs that some smokers don't care much about Hawaii's natural environment, or, more charitably, don't realize how much damage they do when they flick their leftovers wherever they want.

That's why the community outreach now underway at beach parks across the island is so important. Education is paramount as the city prepares to prohibit smoking at all of Honolulu's beaches starting Jan. 1, 2014, expanding a ban that's been in place at most Waikiki beaches since July. Login for more...



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