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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 on January 16th. The 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.