A century ago:
In 1919, 20 special deputies called “Sheriffettes” were sworn in to monitor the swimwear of the bathers at Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York. This was the latest salvo in an ongoing battle between women and beach authorities — and not just there.
Hobart is pushing forward with its plan to become a completely smoke-free city by 2020, with the council adding three new smoke-free areas.
From today, Franklin Square, Legacy Park and University Rose Garden are designated smoke-free areas.
The Tobacco Project Officer patrols these smoke-free zones and has the power to issue on the spot fines of $338 to people caught breaking the new laws.
It will come as no surprise that this gauleiter of Gauloise is being enthusiastically pushed by Hobart’s deputy mayor Helen Burnet, a member of the Greens. Truganini, thylacine, tobacco fanciers … What is it about Tasmania and the yearning to exterminate?