Tobacco smoke masks the smell of urine and defecation.

Via WNYW:

If you don’t smoke and you find yourself walking behind someone who does, it can be unpleasant. Now a New York City Councilman wants to do something about it.

“My bill is very simple, no smoking and walking on New York City Sidewalks,” said Queens Councilman Peter Koo (Dist. 20).

His bill would make it a misdemeanor to walk while smoking, likely punishable by a fine of $50.

Smokers, already banned from lighting up in public parks among many other places in the city, weren’t thrilled at the idea.

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