Long Branch beaches made smoke-free | Cigarettes Blog

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Long Branch beaches made smoke-free

The city's public beaches are now smoke-free after the council on Tuesday unanimously agreed to prohibit the use of cigarettes, tobacco and chewing tobacco along the oceanfront.

That means the only public beachfront in the city where smoking still is permitted is Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, which is owned and operated by Monmouth County.

Violeta Peters, a city resident who serves on the Monmouth County Board of Recreation Commissioners, said as far as she knows, the issue of smoke-free beaches at Seven Presidents has not been discussed. She is just starting her second term on the board.

"But now that public beaches right next door have been declared smoke-free ... we would certainly be up for discussing it," said Peters.

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