You Could Be Fined If You Smoke Near A Park In Albany
The Capital District Tobacco-Free Coalition is pushing for the new legislation. They’re a nonprofit agency that’s funded with New York State grants aimed at getting people to stop smoking and preventing others from starting, especially children.
Some of the other Albany area communities that already have smoke-free parks and playgrounds are Colonie, Bethlehem and Rotterdam. Schenectady already has a similar ordinance. With the laws making it tougher for where people can smoke and the price of cigarettes, it might be a good time to try to quit.