No smoking sings are already up in Central Park. Come Monday the city’s sweeping ban kicks in at parks, beaches and pedestrian plazas, like in Times Square.READ MORE: 2-Year-Old Shot In The Head In Newark
WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reports: Tourists Sound Off On New NYC Smoking Ban
“I can’t smoke in front of my wife, for example. I would feel it would help me quit. If I was restricted from smoking in public areas, I won’t do it and therefore I’ll obviously smoke less,” said Bill Renny.READ MORE: De Blasio Says Solution To Spike In Gun Violence Is Courts, Economy And COVID Recovery; Security Expert Throws 'The BS Flag' On That
The question now is, will anyone obey the law? Mayor Michael Bloomberg has indicated the police are busy with criminals and terrorists and expects the public to give smokers a kindly reminder.
The law was passed as a way to help prevent second-hand smoke.MORE NEWS: Road To Reopening: Newark Public Schools Welcome Students Back For In-Person Classes
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