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Montclair’s Smokefree Parks Ban Takes Effect

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Montclair’s smokefree parks ordinance, which was adopted in April, is now in effect. The ordinance makes it illegal to puff on a cigarette or cigar in any municipal park or on certain township-owned properties. Councilwoman Renée Baskerville believes that the new ban will help to promote a healthier lifestyle and will reduce the cost of treating tobacco-related illnesses. Mayor Jackson believes that the ordinance balances the need to protect public health and the rights of individuals.  Read a May 25, 2014 news article.