Last Friday, the New Jersey Senate voted on a proposed ban on beach smoking, but resolved little. The Senate voted in favor of allowing municipalities to establish civil fines for smoking on beaches, something currently forbidden in the State, however, it delayed a vote regarding whether it would ban smoking on beaches.

Earlier this year, the state Assembly voted in favor of A1080, which banned smoking on all public parks and beaches in the state. If the Senate had voted on a smoking ban it would have been on an amended bill that would have allowed municipalities to designate up to 20 percent of beaches for a smoking ban.

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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.