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County Freeholders Bans Smoking in Parks

New law does not include the Preakness Valley Golf Course.

The Passaic County freeholders voted unanimously on Tuesday to ban smoking in county parks, NorthJersey.com reported Tuesday.

The ban does not include the Preakness Valley Golf Course on Totowa Road.

The county joins with 13 of its 16 municipalities, including Wayne, in banning smoking in public parks.

Somerset, Union, and Camden counties have also banned smoking in parks.

Wayne’s ban went into effect in September. The council approved the measure in August.

The law means attendees of municipal lakes, parks, and swimming pools cannot smoke or even carry a lighted cigarette, cigar, or pipe. Previously, Barbour Pond Park was the only facility in town that was completely smoke free.

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Scondo November 21, 2012 at 02:22 PM
What possible reason could be posited for not including the Golf Course ? Absurd parsing ?

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