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Looks Like N.J. Will Ban Smoking At All Parks and Beaches ... and Force Smokers to the Parking Lots

Looks Like N.J. Will Ban Smoking At All Parks and Beaches ... and Force Smokers to the Parking Lots
BY ALEXIS BUSSEY
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

If you are thinking to light a cigarette at a park or beach in New Jersey, think again because on Thursday, the state Assembly passed a bill (A1080) to ban smoking at all public parks and beaches by a vote of 67-7 with 4 abstentions, reported The Star-Ledger.

Thursday’s vote now sends the bill to the state Senate, where a vote has not yet been scheduled.

According to ap.org, the bill is designed to eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke at beaches and parks, cut down on litter and improve fire safety in those public areas. Smoking would only be allowed in parking lots near beaches in parks.

 

New Jersey Trend: More Drugs in Suburbs

New Jersey Trend: More Drugs in Suburbs
BY BRETT POUSER
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A new investigation is representative of a larger trend that has New Jersey authorities concerned; the proliferation of drugs and drug sales originating in suburban...

4 Reasons N.J. Marijuana Bill is Dead on Arrival

4 Reasons N.J. Marijuana Bill is Dead on Arrival
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Union County Senator Nicholas Scutari says that the war on marijuana has failed, and it is time to legalize it. But for all of his best intentions, Scutari’s idea is un...

7 Reasons N.J. Has Heroin Problem

7 Reasons N.J. Has Heroin Problem
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A report from a task force of the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse is attacking the growing heroin problem in New Jersey.

The report offers 18 recommendat...

What You Don't Know About Caffeine

What You Don't Know About Caffeine
BY ALLIE STRICKLER
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Here in America, 80 percent of adults consume caffeine every day, the average amount totaling to about two five-ounce cups of coffee, or four sodas daily, accord...

Battling Vitamin A Deficiency: Scientists Close in on Solving a Global Health Problem

Battling Vitamin A Deficiency: Scientists Close in on Solving a Global Health Problem
BY KEN BRANSON
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Rutgers scientists believe that they have found a way to fight vitamin A deficiency – a discovery they hope could be the answer to a global health problem...

9 Reasons Autism on Rise

9 Reasons Autism on Rise
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Recent studies indicate that 1 in 68 U.S. children now have autism, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

And the numbers are jumping even faster ...

Jersey: Immune to Mental Illness?

Jersey: Immune to Mental Illness?
BY SYDNEY GAYDA
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Nearly 1 in every 5 Americans suffers from mental illness each year and the state of New Jersey was found to have the lowest national rates overall for mental illne...

Unwarranted Medication and Children

Unwarranted Medication and Children
BY SALVATORE PIZZURO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

On Dec. 3, 2004 President George W. Bush signed into law an amendment to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the "Prohibition on...

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