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No More Smoking at Palmyra Cove Nature Park

The Burlington County Bridge Commission banned smoking at the park and the use of tobacco products on Thursday night.

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Palmyra Cove Nature Park is now smoke free.

The Burlington County Bridge Commission banned smoking and the use of tobacco products in and around Palmyra Cove Nature Park on Thursday, the Burlington County Times reports.

The ban follows the Burlington County Freeholders' action last year to ban smoking in county parks, according to the report.

It also coincides with an ongoing discussion in Moorestown concerning the issue. Moorestown Council was to consider a smoking ban in township parks that was on the agenda before it was removed.

Mayor Chris Chiacchio has since said publicly he will not support a ban on smoking in township parks, and a majority of council agrees with him, with the exception of Councilman Greg Newcomer.

On Monday night, the issue was raised once again, with some residents arguing against smoking in parks and others arguing against the government continuing to take rights away from private citizens.

For more on the ban at Palmyra Cove Nature Park, click here.
Pete May 04, 2014 at 11:56 AM
@Tom: Guess you don’t use condoms – abortion is a better choice for you anyway and I’m certain you don’t find that “disgusting”.
Tom May 04, 2014 at 03:19 PM
Republicans don't support Abortion Pete or is that a freedom too? Let us know when you have a good reason to allow disgusting smoking in our parks.
Bella Pelosi May 04, 2014 at 05:12 PM
Let's have the voters decide. Put the question on the November ballot.
njbeachroamer May 05, 2014 at 11:52 AM
I haven't smoked in over 20 years and personally now find it repulsive. But this is getting out of hand of what people can a can not do. Some people do enjoy a trip to the park to relax and smoke after a stress filled day. I personally don't like the ban on bike riding.

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