The incorporated village of Great Neck, New York is the first municipality in the Empire State to ban smoking outdoors.
The new law, which went into effect January 4, prohibits smoking on public sidewalks in Great Neck, a village with some 9,500 residents located in Nassau County, or within 125 feet of Middle Neck Road, the village's main throughway. It also bans smoking in front of businesses, at the Village Green Park and the Village Housing authority.
Though it is still legal to smoke within Great Neck's municipal parking lots, you can no longer smoke on the parking lot's benches or within 10 feet of them.
So where in Great Neck can you smoke?
"In yards, homes and sidewalks not in front of any shops," said Great Neck Mayor Ralph J. Kreitzman.
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