Tobacco spitting ban approved in St. Peters

Friday, November 19, 2010 | 7:59 a.m. CST; updated 10:20 a.m. CST, Friday, November 19, 2010

ST. PETERS — A St. Louis suburb has outlawed tobacco spitting in public.

St. Peters' aldermanic board on Thursday night voted to ban public tobacco spitting in city buildings and nearby sidewalks. People will still be able to spit in trash cans, sinks and toilets.

The city's mayor welcomed the ban after seeing a man spit tobacco juice on the sidewalk in front of city hall.

KMOV-TV reports that the ban is the first of its kind in the St. Louis area.




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Ricky Gurley November 19, 2010 | 10:10 a.m.

It would be funny to see the tobacco spitters sneak around spitting on the sidewalk, and the non-tobacco spitters demand that the St. Peters Police Department investigate each instance by having to seize the "spit" as evidence, and run DNA on it to see if it matches anyone in CODIS!

That would be a laugh riot! Then when the city of St. Peters balks, the citizens can say "You outlawed it, now you enforce your own ordinance"!

The city of St. Peters would not like that too much, I am sure...


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