PETITION: Ban smoking in Long Beach parks, the boardwalk, beach, and Kennedy Plaza

Smoking is a privilege, not a right. Much like driving an automobile, there needs to be rules. I dislike when I’m on the beach with my family then all of a sudden some person sits next to us and lights up. Now we’re all at risk.  That is something I do not ask for when I go to the beach.

It’s has been proven how second hand smoking is not good for your health. Nassau County, Town of Hempstead, and New York City ALL have smoke-free beaches and parks. It’s time for The City of Long Beach to join the smoke-free party and ban it as well.

SIGN THE PETITION: Ban smoking in Long Beach parks, the boardwalk, beach, and Kennedy Plaza

“Banning smoking of all kinds (including e-cigarettes) in our parks, beaches, boardwalk, and Kennedy Plaza will allow residents and visitors of all ages to breathe in clean sea air while enjoying the outdoor activities that make Long Beach so special. Exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke causes disease, disability, and death.  Banning smoking means less garbage in our beautiful Long Beach sand and more revenue potential for the city.  Nassau County, Town of Hempstead, and New York City have smoke-free beaches and parks.  Let’s join our neighbors!  Let’s tell the City Manager and City Council we want smoke-free parks!

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