Smoking banned in New York City parks and on beaches
Life just became more of a drag for New York City smokers after Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed a bill Tuesday banning smoking in many public places.
The new law will make smoking illegal in New York City’s 1,700 parks and on the city’s 14 miles of public beaches. Smokers will also be prohibited from lighting up in pedestrian plazas such as Times Square.
The ban, which the city council overwhelmingly approved earlier this month, is designed to cut down on second-hand smoke as well as reduce litter.