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Denville and Chatham Township, NJ vote for 100% smokefree parks

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In July 2010, both communities’ town councils voted in favor of establishing a 100% smokefree policy at their municipal outdoor recreational areas. Chatham Township also includes a 50 foot smokefree perimeter around all municipal buildings and structures. Read the July 20, 2010 Star-Ledger article on NJ towns banning smoking at outdoor recreational areas. GASP Executive Director Karen Blumenfeld applauded the measure and said secondhand smoke is just as serious a problem in concentrated outdoor areas as it is in smoke-filled restaurants. “When people think that secondhand smoke cannot harm people if they’re smoking outdoors, it just is not true.”