Nanny State Watch

New York officials want to ban smoking at public parks and beaches. Will Saletan thinks the anti-smoking zealots have gone too far:

[C]heck out [New York's health comissioner, Thomas Farley's] second argument: Kids shouldn't "have to be watching someone smoke." We're no longer talking about breathing even a particle of smoke. We're talking about banning bad habits to prevent cultural contamination.

Jesus, these busy-bodies need to get a life. Follow-up here.