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Wood-Ridge pursuing smokefree parks policy

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Wood-Ridge Council in Bergen County has introduced legislation to make all public parks, playgrounds, ballfields, swimming pools and plazas owned or leased by the town smokefree. The ordinance also includes a defined setback-zone in that smoking will be prohibited within a 35 foot radius of the entrances to municipal buildings. Read the Bergen Record news article about the proposed legislation.

Smokefree recreation areas are proliferating across New Jersey. Read more about Smokefree Outdoor Areas in GASP’s white paper on the subject or on our webpage.