New York Prohibits Smoking in Public Parks and Beaches….

The lower summer New Yorkers smoke, and that, thereafter, shall be prohibited smoking in outdoor public places such as beaches and parks. This new law is part of the anti snuff cross the New York mayor, Michael Bloomberg, began in 2002, and will continue to bear fruit when the text, approved Wednesday, is enacted in a few months. Lighting up in Central Park, Times Square or any of the 1,700 parks and 22.5 miles of beaches in the Big Apple will be impossible after the City Council has approved (by 36 votes in favor and 12 against) that the ban on smoking in workplaces, bars and restaurants are also extended to outdoor spaces.

“New Yorkers who enjoy the fresh air of the parks and beaches in the city can breathe cleaner air and not have to sit in an arena filled with cigarette butts.” Bloomberg, unrepentant smoker, has said in a statement that this law “will protect New Yorkers from the effects that has on passive smoking snuff,” namely, “children with asthma.”

According to the mayor, the figures speak for themselves. In nine years, has reduced the number of smokers by 350,000 people and New Yorkers living 19 months in 2002. Although these restrictions have contributed to fewer smoking dependence, high prices of the packs, whose taxes make snuff smoking in New York is a luxury, have also managed to remove many people from this vice. Not everyone can afford to pay about $ 12 per package.

Furthermore, social rejection is palpable smoke in the air New Yorkers and because of that, the authorities claim that the newly approved standard is supported by a “program of punishment.” As recorded by the Huffington Post, a major supporter of this ban and council member Gale Brewer, advocate for the work of citizens and confident that they are the ones that give a warning to those who lit a cigarette. “Police will not be solely responsible for compliance,” the lawmaker said. Those who does not comply the provision would be committing a misdemeanor, penalty level comparable to urinating in public, and would be a fine that is less than $ 100.

Finally, New York is coming up with that law! It was time for people to stop endangering others’ life while they are destroying theirs.  Because, we all know that smoking kills. A smoker is free to do whatever he wants with his life but he cannot be enough selfish to dispose of other people’s life too.  It used to be so inconvenient to me to endure a smoker in a public area whenever I would visit New York. With that new law, all the nuisance will stop and if ever it happened, I will still be all right because I know that this will be considered as a misdemeanor (worth a fine!!!)



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