Monday, December 10, 2018

Click here to
sign up for our newsletter!

The Journals are the premier publications for high-quality, hyperlocal news and advertising in Monmouth County, New Jersey

No smoking NJ Beach Sandy Hook
Jul 20, 2018

NJ Bans Smoking on Public Beaches and Parks

No smoking NJ Beach Sandy Hook

Sandy Hook is a federal beach, therefore this beach will not apply.

There will be no more smoking on New Jersey beaches!

Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill on Friday, July 20 that bans smoking at all parks and public beaches. The ban will take effect in three months.┬áThe legislation, S-2534, would expand on the 2005 “New Jersey Smoke Free Air Act” to include every public beach in the state.

First time offenders will receive a $250 fine, a $500 fine for the second offense, and a $1,000 for each additional offense.

New Jersey currently has a smoking ban on some state beaches. By instilling this ban, the state hopes to reduce litter as cigarettes cause a great deal of pollution.