Ban smoking at the beach? Yes, New York City is planning to ban smoking at the beach. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the plan.
In NYC it is illegal to smoke in restaurants and bars. The newest ban will keep people from smoking in city parks and beaches. I think it is an amazing idea! I know that may see this as a personal freedom issue, but I see it as a public health issue and well as an environmental issue.
Cities like NYC have cigarette butts all over their outdoor areas. Plus, it will help get rid of some of the secondhand smoke that people have. In fact, New Yorkers have recently been found to have the highest level of tobacco byproduct in their blood in the entire US. That is scary.
Not only that, people want the ban. New Yorkers do not want people to smoke at NYC parks and beaches. I donâ€™t blame them!
This smoking ban could save millions of dollars each year in cleanup costs, which is an excellent savings.
What do you think about this? I am happy. In fact, I hope that they pass a law like this in Oklahoma. We already have one banning smoking in restaurants and bars, and the difference has been the best. I am thrilled to not have to worry about smoke anymore when I am eating out with my family. I hate it when somebody is smoking at a park.
Source: ABC News
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