BY ALEXIS BUSSEY
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.