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Milford considers smoking ban at parks and beaches

Some Milford officials are considering a possible smoking ban for some public places. Milford Director of Recreation Paul Piscitelli says that if the city does create a no smoking policy, it would

News 12 Staff

Sep 30, 2014, 1:18 AM

Updated 3,554 days ago

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Some Milford officials are considering a possible smoking ban for some public places.
Milford Director of Recreation Paul Piscitelli says that if the city does create a no smoking policy, it would cover areas under the control of the Parks, Beach and Recreation Commission. This includes athletic fields, playgrounds and beaches.
Piscitelli says it would send the message to children that it is important to be healthy and not to smoke. 
Some parents also agree with the idea, saying kids should be able to enjoy these areas without the smell of smoke. They also hope it would mean fewer cigarette butts on the ground.
Piscitelli hopes the policy will go into effect this spring. He says the commission will be discussing the ban when it meets this Wednesday night.


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