Smoking Ban Extended to Metro-North and LIRR Platforms
MANHATTAN — The list of places you can't smoke just got a little longer.
"It is important that commuters are not unwillingly subject to the dangers of second-hand smoke while waiting on train platforms," Cuomo said in a statement. "Exposure to second-hand smoke can lead to serious health problems for non-smokers and this law will make outdoor MTA train platforms, ticketing and boarding areas a cleaner, healthier place for all commuters."
Smoking will now be banned at the ticketing, boarding and platform areas of the stations.
A smoking ban at city parks and beaches went into effect in May.
At least one commuter was not so enthused with the new ban.
"When bums stop pissing & sleeping on the platform I won't smoke!" tweeted @theamazingPeebs.