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.

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I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I have written about the cigar industry for more than a decade, covering everything from product launches to regulation to M&A. In addition, I handle a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff here at halfwheel. I enjoy playing tennis, watching boxing, falling asleep to the Le Mans 24, wearing sweatshirts year-round and eating gyros. echte liebe.