New Jersey Bans Smoking at All Its Public Beaches

Associated Press

Holiday goers at the New Jersey shore. The state has banned smoking in parks and beaches. Fines start at $250 for a first offense and go up to $1,000 for a third offense for people smoking out of designated areas. Associated Press

Skift Take: Say good-bye to cigarette butts in the sand! Well, for the most part. The law, which bans smoking and vaping of any kind on the state’s beaches and in its parks, allows towns to designate up to 15 percent of the area as smoking zones. Perhaps this will inspire other statewide bans.

— Sean O’Neill

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