In an effort to encourage residents and visitors to embrace healthy living, the City of New Bedford is making its beaches, parks, playgrounds, and zoo smoke free areas. Signs will be posted at each of those locations. The regulations prohibit smoking in public places and include a ban on the use of nicotine delivery products such as e-cigarettes.

“Parks, playgrounds and beaches should be healthy, clean public spaces that all residents and visitors can enjoy. Promoting smoke-free public places will ensure that the thousands of people, particularly the children, who visit these areas daily will enjoy fresh air in a safe, healthy environment,” said Patricia Andrade, M.D., Chairperson of the New Bedford Board of Health.

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