August 23, 2017

New York starts outdoor smoking ban

Ok drop the cigarette and put your hands in the air.

The law against smokers lighting up in public places comes into effect in New York City on Monday.

The law, which Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed in February after it was passed by the New York City Council, will make smoking illegal in New York City’s 1,700 parks and on the city’s 14 miles of public beaches. Smoking will also be prohibited in pedestrian plazas like Times Square.

The ban is designed to help curb exposure to secondhand smoke as well as reduce litter.

It is estimated that secondhand smoke causes around 50,000 deaths per year per year in America. Cigarette butts are also said to account for 75% of the litter found on New York City beaches, according to a news release from Bloomberg’s office.

“Smoking in parks and beaches not only harms people trying to enjoy these recreational facilities, it also causes a litter problem that harms the beauty of our parks,” Bloomberg said before he signed the bill into law.

Newswarped is wondering when it will get the stage where it is legal to shoot smokers on sight.

Comments

  1. NYLiberal says:

    “Newswarped is wondering when it will get the stage where it is legal to shoot smokers on sight.”

    Hopefully, as soon as possible. A slow death from cancer is too good for these idiots.