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Smoking Ban Possible at Town Parks, Beaches

Supervisor Pat Vecchio calls proposal a "good health initiative," according to an article in 'Newsday.'

Smoking at public parks and beaches soon might be outlawed in Smithtown, according to an article in Newsday.

The piece states that Supervisor Pat Vecchio has directed the town attorney to draft legislation detailing a ban, which would be one of roughly a handful in New York State. A vote would reportedly not be expected before the end of the summer.

"I just figured it's a good health initiative, and that's what we ought to be doing," Vecchio told Newsday.

Click here to read the entire article in Newsday.

Kaygat June 19, 2012 at 02:33 PM
Doesn't anyone feel that ending smoking at beaches and in parks is over the top? We are in the outdoors folks! There is plenty of room for everyone Nobody is blowing smoke in anyone else's face.
Anne June 19, 2012 at 07:27 PM
@kaygat.....Have you ever heard of wind??? .you could be smoking ten feet in front of me and if the wind is right I get your second hand smoke.....so yes, your smoke is blowing in my face!..
Anne June 19, 2012 at 07:44 PM
@Kaygat!..............have you ever heard of wind???. You could be standing 10 ft. in front of me if the wind is blowing, I'm the recipient of your second hand smoke. So, Yes, you are blowing smoking in others' faces!!
Eileen August 15, 2012 at 01:32 PM
Ban the wind.
SavEcig August 21, 2012 at 08:23 PM
I was against smoking bans and raising cigarette taxes until I switched to electronic cigarettes. Now I don't have to worry, I can use my e-cig anywhere. No second hand smoke, no smell, no smoking bans and no cigarette taxes. http://www.savecig.com

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