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smoke free beaches Coney Island
Coney Island, New York City
Two years ago, the City Council, with support from Mayor Michael Bloomberg, significantly expanded NYC’s smoking restrictions in public places by banning smoking in city parks, pedestrian malls and beaches, including on famed Coney Island’s sands and boardwalk. A 2009 study that revealed the city’s nonsmokers as having higher-than-average blood nicotine levels (due to secondhand smoke) helped spur the city to act.
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