Last year, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed a bill that would have banned smoking in parks and beaches. The move wasn’t popular amongst many of the states politicians and this week the state capital Trenton has banned smoking in parks, city facilities and city owned vehicles.
Violators of the new ordinance will be fined between $50 and $100 for the first offense with the second offense carrying a fine of $100-$200. Every violation thereafter carries a $500 fine.
The new non-smoking areas will carry signs that declare “Smoke-free zone” and the enforcement will be the responsibility of the health department.