Banning smoking in Seattle parks is not about health. If it were, they would ban cars, trucks and buses with their foul exhausts and carcinogenic diesel fumes from being anywhere near parks. I trust barbecuing would also be banned to avoid having to inhale carcinogenic heterocyclic amines (HCA) from meat cooking. These, unlike secondhand smoke, do have scientific evidence to back up the claims of being cancer-inducing.
— Petra Hellthaler