WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNews/AP) — A new outdoor smoking ban takes effect in White Plains in a few weeks and many residents are divided on the issue.

The ban is similar to one that recently went into effect in New York City. The one in White Plains prohibits smoking at city parks, plazas, playgrounds and trails.

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The ordinance carries a $25 fine for a first offense, $50 for the second, and $75 for any offenses after that. It will take effect July 6.

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