Active against passive smoking 受動喫煙に反対

  
Saw this in the park near the maternity hospital where my third child was born yesterday. 

I had to take my daughter out of school for the day because nobody was going to be home to let her in. While my wife and new baby were sleeping, I took her over to the park. 

Park signs usually just say “please don’t smoke near the playground equipment”. I have been known in my time to tell people off for smoking near my children. But this is the first time for me to see this kind of sign in any park in Japan. 

This handwritten effort signed by the Omori Townscape Maintenance Department looks like it was instigated by parent power.

It says:

In order to protect children from passive smoking, please refrain from smoking.

I’d like to see more of these signs in parks around Japan, and not just a handwritten one cobbled together by the local maintenance department!

昨日、3番目の子が生まれた産院近くの公園で手書き看板を見ました。

誰も家にいなかったから、長女を学校から早退させなければならなくて、出産後、妻との新しい赤ちゃんが眠っている間に、お昼そうして公園に長女を連れて行きました。

公園にある看板は通常「遊具の近くに喫煙しないでください」という風に書いてあります。時々自分の子供の近くに喫煙の人を発見したら注意することがありますが、今回初めて、この様な看板を見ました。

これから、日本の公園でこの様な看板をもっと見たいなあと思います。その上、手書きの「維持課」からではなく、もうちょっときちんとしたところから、もっと公式的な感じだったらさらに良いのではないかと思います。

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