Smoking Ban Passed In Cherry Hill - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Smoking Ban Passed In Cherry Hill

Posted: Updated:
Council members in Cherry Hill passed an ordinance that bans smoking on township property Monday. Council members in Cherry Hill passed an ordinance that bans smoking on township property Monday.
CHERRY HILL, N.J. -

Council members in Cherry Hill, New Jersey passed an ordinance Monday night that bans smoking and the use of tobacco products at all public buildings and grounds in the township.

FOX 29's Dave Kinchen reports the ordinance was unanimously approved during a Monday night council meeting.

The ban includes all Cherry Hill parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities as well as all township trails and open spaces. Township owned buildings are also included in the ban.

In a statement issued Monday night after the vote, township officials say the ordinance formally takes effect in mid-December, followed by a 30-day public education period.

Full enforcement is scheduled to begin in January.

The township says those in violation of the smoking ban could face fines of up to $150 for a first offense, up to $300 for a second offense and as much as $500 for a subsequent offenses.

The measure, which was proposed by Mayor Chuck Cahn earlier this month, is expected to help promote public health and wellness.

"Simply put, our residents deserve to breathe clean air," Cahn said in a statement.

"At the end of the day, this change will protect the public from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke and allow the people of Cherry Hill to enjoy our beautiful outdoor spaces without being subjected to a major health hazard."

Stay with myfoxphilly.com and FOX 29 News for updates.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:45:07 GMT
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
  • No Leads On The Cause Of Sea Isle's 7 Alarm Fire

    No Leads On The Cause Of Sea Isle's 7 Alarm Fire

    Saturday, April 19 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-04-19 22:10:30 GMT
    A seven-alarm fire is captured on smart phone video as it burns several homes, including beachfront properties, in Sea Isle City.
    A seven-alarm fire is captured on smart phone video as it burns several homes, including beachfront properties, in Sea Isle City.
  • Couple Married 70 Years Die 15 Hours Apart

    Couple Married 70 Years Die 15 Hours Apart

    Couple Married 70 Years Die 15 Hours Apart

    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-04-19 21:51:01 GMT
    NASHPORT, Ohio (AP) - A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, died at 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the next morning.
    NASHPORT, Ohio (AP) - A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, died at 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the next morning.
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices