TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Shirley K. Turner to require the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to designate smoke free sections at the State’s beaches, parks and forests was unanimously approved by the Senate Environment Committee today.
“In 2006, the State’s indoor smoking ban took effect and residents were finally able to breathe easier at restaurants throughout New Jersey,” said Senator Turner, D-Mercer. “This ban was a first step to improving the health and quality of life for our residents. The indoor smoking ban has helped protect our citizens from second-hand smoke. My measure will go one step further and protect citizens from second hand-smoke while they enjoy our State’s parks, beaches and forests.”