Smoking Ordinance Open Letter To The Public
As stated at Town Council meeting on 04/08/2014 and available for review on video format at Open Doors Moorestown NJ Facebook, Twitter, You Tube ).
have never before been aware of how intelligent and insightful Mayor Chiacchio
is. As a citizen, I proposed a city ordinance that would ban smoking in public
spaces and events in town. I informed Mayor Chiacchio of the serious, chronic
lung disease that afflicts my daughter.
Night after night I hear the groan of
the oxygen-generating machine that she must utilize to sustain her. I also
stated that to the Mayor that she likes to attend sporting and public events
here in Town, but only when she can muster her strength. The mayor stated that
he can “ see no problem “ when I illustrated how second hand smoke impacts her
quality of life.
He then stated flatly said No in support of the anti smoking
ordinance. There is no cure for this disease. All those years that I witnessed
her decline, I prayed for some help, even small, to improve her quality of life.
All along she didn’t need it – as per Mayor Chiacchio. What do I as a parent
know? What do the doctors know?
According to the Mayor, smoking has no major impact on her quality of life. He never met my daughter. He has no personal clue what afflicts her. Yet, HE KNOWS. The smoking ban would not cost this town a single penny, but it would be priceless to me and more importantly my daughter and her quality of life. God bless you Mayor Chiacchio!!