Monday, February 11, 2019




Newburgh may ban smoking in city parks

Downing Park (photo: )

NEWBURGH – The Newburgh City Council will consider banning smoking at city parks.

Councilman Anthony Grice has advanced the proposal for health reasons.

“As you know the City of Newburgh specifically has the asthma rate in Orange County and one of those things that is the trigger to asthma is that secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke is also one of the causes of cancer,” Grice said. “So, what this is going to do is going to have our parks a smoke-free zone. It’s not telling people that they can’t smoke.”

The proposal, which will go before a public hearing on February 25, would also include a ban on smoking within 25 feet of a municipal building in use.


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