Next time you light up a cigarette in Tuckahoe, you may want to make sure you are not breaking any new adopted village codes as new restrictions on smoking in public places around Tuckahoe have taken effect.
on why these smoking bans were important to the health and well-being to the village and last night, with no clear opposition for the smoking ban from either the board or residents, the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to enlarge the definition of locations where smoking is banned.
- Any field owned or maintained by the Village of Tuckahoe, Town of Eastchester or County of Westchester and which is located within the Village of Tuckahoe.
- An outdoor area maintained by the Village and designated for children to play in. Private playgrounds such as those at schools or churches do not fall under these guidelines.
- Smokers must stand at least 50 feet from playground equipment except sidewalks ajoin the playground.
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- All workers can only smoke now in designated smoking areas.
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Tuckahoe Police will be tasked with enforcing the new laws but Chief John Costanzo says that residents will simply be given warnings for the time being while residents get used to and become aware of the new smoking laws.
So what do you think? Are the members of the Village Board moving in the right direction in attempting to improve the overall quality of life in the Village in regard to public smoking?