Bill introduced that would ban smoking on LIRR platforms

A New York State lawmaker is pushing new legislation that would ban local residents from lighting up on Long Island Rail Road platforms.The legislation, sponsored

HICKSVILLE - A New York State lawmaker is pushing new legislation that would ban local residents from lighting up on Long Island Rail Road platforms.

The legislation, sponsored by Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee (D-Suffern), would prohibit smoking at all outdoor public places.

Commuters already can't smoke in enclosed terminals or stations, but some say expanding that to outdoor ticketing and boarding areas is taking the ban too far. Others think the law would be beneficial for everyone.

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