Those who smoke at a Suffolk County park might soon need to find another place to light up.
A bill introduced by Suffolk County Legis. William Spencer (D-Huntington) last month would ban smoking at all county-owned or operated parks and beaches possibly forcing those who enjoy cigarettes to abstain from firing up a smoke on county land. Spencer later amended his bill to allow smoking in some areas of Suffolk parks and beaches including parking lots and entry ways. Receptacles would be provided in smoking areas to help cut down on litter from cigarette butts.
“In an effort to limit the exposure of children to smokers, county law already prohibits smoking at county beaches," said Spencer, a Democrat. "It just made sense to amend the law to include county parks as well."
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