Milford mulls smoking ban at Little League fields

MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — Milford’s Recreation Department is considering a smoking ban at Little League fields and possibly parks, beaches and other recreation areas.

The New Haven Register reports that Director of Recreation Paul Piscitelli says it’s an idea, not yet a formal proposal to be brought to the Parks, Beach and Recreation Commission. He says the department has received complaints over the last few years about smoking at ball fields.

Municipal health and recreation officials say it’s not just about second-hand smoke, but also about setting an example for youth and reducing litter.

Chris Stan, spokesman for the state’s Department of Health, said of the state’s 169 municipalities, 12 have smoke-free parks and beaches.

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Information from: New Haven Register

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