First they ban bestiality, and now they're coming for the smokers. A new bill passed by the New Jersey Senate will prohibit smoking at beaches and public parks.
The bill is similar to current legislation in New York City, where smoking is also prohibited in shared public spaces. Violators of the ban will face hefty minimum fines of $250 if they are caught smoking in the newly restricted areas.
While the new law may seem extreme to some, smokers won't be completely shut out of their day-time nicotine fixes. After a recent amendment, the bill now allows for 20 percent of a beach or park to be designated as a smoking area.
[via CBS New York]
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