And breathe, just breathe,
Woah breathe, just breathe… — Anna Nalick
Come to New York City — it’s a great place to breathe!
Effective today, smoking is banned in public spaces, including parks, beaches, and pedestrian plazas. That means your stroll through Central Park, Times Square and other popular spots where tourists gather won’t be polluted with cigarette smoke.
Smokers who violate the ban will be given one warning, then charged a $50 fine. The New York City Parks Department, not police officers, will enforce the ban.
Way to go, Mayor Bloomberg.
Everyone doesn’t share my happiness. A ‘smoke-in’ is scheduled today at City Hall by the New York Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment to protest the ban.
Second-hand smoke just got the ol’ one-two punch.