Measures to restrict smoking at public beaches and ban it entirely at parks are scheduled for a vote in the New Jersey Legislature.
The Senate and Assembly are expected to give final approval Thursday to a bill that was vetoed by Republican Gov. Chris Christie in 2014.
It would ban smoking at publicly owned beaches and parks.
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The bill would enable municipalities to set aside 15 percent of the beach as a designated smoking area, but that would not apply to parks.
Senate President Steve Sweeney calls the bill a way to keep secondhand smoke away from non-smokers and children. He also says it will help keep beaches cleaner without thousands of cigarette butts discarded in the sand.