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Gov. Hochul signs smoking ban at state parks and beaches

Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed legislation banning smoking at all state parks and beaches.

News 12 Staff

Jul 15, 2022, 7:33 PM

Updated 706 days ago

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Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed legislation banning smoking at all state parks and beaches.
The ban includes boardwalks, marinas, playgrounds, recreation centers and group camps.
Smoking in these designated areas will be punishable with a $50 civil fine.
The bill excludes parking lots, sidewalks adjoining parks, and areas not used for park purposes. It also exempts the Adirondacks and Catskills.


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