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Christie Won't Force Towns To Ban Smoking At Beaches, Parks

Publication Date: 7/16/2016
  • Author:AP
  • Publication:http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

Gov. Chris Christie shot down a statewide smoking ban at public parks and beaches for a second time on Friday, but told lawmakers that he would support a ban at those owned by the state.

In conditionally vetoing the measure approved by the Legislature in May, the Republican governor said that he abhors smoking, but that it should be left to towns to decide whether to ban it...