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Health And Environmental Advocates Applaud Smoke-Free Parks And Beaches

Originally Posted: May 28, 2011

New York City - Health advocates, environmentalists and parks activists applauded city leaders as a new law went into effect making all New York City parks, beaches, and pedestrian plazas smoke-free. The new rules will reduce toxic secondhand smoke exposure for families seeking relaxation and recreation, and reduce pollution from cigarette butts, the number one source of beach litter afflicting families seeking clean fun in the city.

The NYC Coalition for a Smoke Free City works to raise public awareness of tobacco control issues in New York City. New York City successfully implemented smoke-free workplace legislation in 2002 and already bans smoking in children's playgrounds and public pools, including outdoor pools.

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