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!





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