Posted at: 10/11/2013 12:54 PM
| Updated at: 10/11/2013 6:38 PM
By: WNYT Staff
A New York State judge is ordering state park officials to stop enforcing a recent ban on outdoor smoking.
Justice George Ceresia says the no-smoking rule is not supported by any policy set by the Legislature.
He notes that while lawmakers enacted restrictions on indoor smoking, the Assembly and Senate have attempted but failed to target smoking in outdoor parks.
Parks officials said they enacted the rules to protect visitors from secondhand smoke. They plan to appeal.