NYC Considers Smoking Ban in Outdoor Public Spaces: Good Idea or Going Too Far?

New York City officials are considering a plan to ban smoking in outdoor public spaces, including parks, beaches and even Times Square. The ban would include 1,700 parks, 14 miles of public beaches and all boardwalks, marinas and plazas. This follows a 2003 ban of smoking in all the city's restaurants and bars. Smaller cities across the United States already have similar bans in place for their public spaces, but the New York city proposal is one of the widest-reaching urban bans ever to be...Full Story
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