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Burlington County Times published editorial on smokefree beaches re: Assembly bill A1080

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The Burlington County Times published an editorial entitled, “To fewer dirty butts on the beach”. Earlier that week, the NJ Assembly Tourism and Gaming Committee unanimously approved of A1080 that will ban smoking at all state, county and local parks, recreational areas and beaches. The editorial states: New Jersey lawmakers advanced a bill last week that would ban smoking at all state and municipal beaches and parks. It’s already forbidden inside most public areas and workplaces and some municipal beaches. We’re all for reducing the public’s exposure to secondhand smoke and keeping beaches cleaner – discarded cigarette butts are a significant problem. The New Jersey Sierra Club estimated that tens of thousands of them are picked up during annual beach cleanups.

Read more information about outdoor smokefree environments in GASP’s white paper or at our webpage.