City Council Member Wants To Ban Smoking On NYC Streets

The war against cigarette smoking continues in New York City.

A New York City Council member wants to ban smoking while walking on the streets of the city.

Fox 5 reports:

If you don’t smoke and you find yourself walking behind someone who does, it can be unpleasant. Now a New York City Councilman wants to do something about it.

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“My bill is very simple, no smoking and walking on New York City Sidewalks,” said Queens Councilman Peter Koo (Dist. 20).

If passed, smokers caught while walking would be a misdemeanor carrying a fine of $50.

Police officers in New York City have bigger issues to deal with than looking for smokers.