Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment
As Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed a bill banning e-cigarette use indoors as one of the last pieces of legislation he approved, an opponent protested Bloomberg’s policies by lighting up a real cigarette right inside City Hall.
Smoking has been banned in New York City restaurants since 1995, in bars since 2002, and in parks and beaches since last year. Now, the city is reportedly offering community boards rewards of $10,000 to convince landlords to ban smoking in apartments.
Smokers will be intentionally breaking the law and lighting up in protest of New York City’s new smoking ban.