Commuters have mixed reactions to new MTA smoking ban

A day after the new smoking ban went into effect for MTA properties, many commuters say their reaction is mixed to the ban.

The ban prohibits smokers from lighting up on train platforms, boarding and ticketing areas.

Some say the ban is a good idea, but others offered up ideas other than a complete ban.

"They could designate certain areas for smoking on the platforms," says Margarita Perez. "And this way you're not next to someone smoking."

Violators of the ban can face up to a $50 fine and up to 30 days in jail however for a short time, police will only issue warnings to violators so they can get used to the new rules.

Smoking ban on outdoor Metro-North platforms takes effect

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