NYC Smoking Ban in Parks, Beaches Goes Into Effect

For a city that seems to thrive on excess, there is one area where New York is coming up short: ashtrays. As of today, all public parks, beaches and pedestrian plazas will be smoke-free, enforced by a $50 fine. With bars and restaurants already giving them the brush, places like Central Park, Times Square plaza and Coney Island's boardwalk will join the list of places that no longer welcome smokers to sit back and light up. Following the lead of Los Angeles and Chicago, New York City is now...Full Story
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