Longport, N.J. has banned smoking at its parks, beaches and recreational facilities.
While it joins a few other Jersey Shore towns, it’s the first one in Atlantic County to do so. Violators will be fined up to $250 for the first offense, $500 for a second and up to $1,000 of any subsequent violations.
Longport is located on Absecon Island just north of Ocean City and south of Atlantic City. It has a population of under 1,000 residents.