Blumenthal discusses new ban on smoking in New Haven

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NEW HAVEN – It may soon be a little harder for smokers to light up in the Elm City.

The New Haven Board of Alders is expected to vote on a measure that would prohibit tobacco and e-cigarette use in city buildings, parks, beaches and school grounds.

On Friday, Senator Richard Blumenthal joined Mayor Tony Harp to talk about restricting tobacco – the leading cause of preventable death in America.

In a recent survey of New Haven smokers, 64 percent say they want to quit but have so far been unsuccessful.