The La Crosse Area Health Initiative says people’s opinions on smoking are clear.
The group released results of a survey it conducted about smoke free parks.
Over 300 surveys were collected at several events like farmer’s markets and other festivals.
Results showed that 78 percent wanted tobacco free campgrounds, 87 percent wanted tobacco free parks and 96 percent wanted playgrounds free of tobacco.
Several also included comments about the dangers of secondhand smoke.
A previous state survey in 2013 showed 73 percent of county residents wanted smoke free parks.
Back in May of 2013, students went through Powell Park in La Crosse and placed red flags (below) wherever they found a cigarette butt. They started with 1,000 flags. It wasn’t enough. In all, the from 7 Rivers Community School students found a total of 1,456 cigarette butts.