Mayor Leans Toward a Smoking Ban at Parks and Beaches

July 7, 2010  |  

(NYT) — After being caught off guard when the city’s health commissioner firstproposed the idea, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said on Tuesday that he was leaning toward seeking a ban on smoking at city parks and beaches.  Mr. Bloomberg said the ban made sense because it would cut the health risks of secondhand smoke and reduce littering by smokers.

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