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New York City’s health Commissioner is seeking to ban smoking in city parks, which would include Madison Square Park, and on city beaches according to an article in the New York Times last week. Mayor Bloomberg was quoted as saying he would like to understand more about whether “smoking in parks has a negative impact on people’s health”. Other states (California) and cities (Chicago).

You can read more about the initiative in the “Take Care New York 2012” policy document found at http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/tcny/tcny-2012.pdf.

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