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Recreation and Historic Preservation

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Judge Orders NY State Parks To Halt Outdoor Smoking Ban

State Supreme Court Justice George Ceresia said the February rules establishing no-smoking areas at various parks isn’t supported by any policy set by the Legislature.

10/11/2013

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Smokers’ Rights Group Sues To Remove No-Smoking Signs At NY Parks

NYC Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment said the signs are misleading since the Cuomo administration in May suspended planned restrictions that would be enforced with a potential disorderly conduct ticket.

07/02/2012

A man holds a cigarette - Dec 15, 2008 - Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

New York Parks Department Bans Smoking At Playgrounds, Pools

Parks officials say that will protect children and others from the dangers of secondhand smoke and reduce litter from discarded cigarettes.

04/09/2012