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I woould lik about to translate a quote in the story the smoking ban in public places in Sarasota from the perspective of a person who suffers from severe asthma and COPD.
From your story: attorney Andrea Mogensen defended a woman who was arrested for smoking in a city park.
"We recognize smoking is unpopular to a significant section of the community, but there has to be room for everyone," Mogensen said.
My translation: "We recognize that second hand smoke is a severe health hazard, even life-threatening to a significant section of the community, but alsthough smokers who go for a short period of time are highly unlikely to end up being hospitalized, their desire to give into their addiction takes precedence over the needs of those afflicted with lung disease. There simply is no room for those who have lung disease in public parks and beaches."5 months ago