Bloomberg: No Smoking in Central Park

Mayor wants to take ban outdoors to cover parks, walkways
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 16, 2010 6:50 AM CDT
A customer selects cartons of cigarettes at a smoke shop on the Tonawanda Seneca Nation in New York.   (AP Photo/David Duprey)

(Newser) – Mayor Bloomberg wants smokers to stay out of Central Park and parts of Times Square. The anti-tobacco mayor has proposed widening the city's smoking ban to cover parks, beaches, pedestrian plazas, and boardwalks, reports the New York Post. Scofflaws, tourist or not, would face a $50 fine under his plan, which still must be approved by the City Council. (For Bloomberg's other doings, click here.)

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