Yesterday, the New Haven Board of Alders voted in favor of banning tobacco-including the use of e-cigarettes—in a variety of public paces in the Connecticut town.

Smoking is now prohibited at parks, playgrounds, school grounds, beaches and inside all city buildings. Those found in violation of the new law will be warned and then fined $100, although fines will not begin for 90 days.

New Haven is the second largest city in the state, with a metro area of over 850,000. It is approximately 85 miles northeast of Manhattan.

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Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of 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.