There are only three months left for the city's smokers to indulge in their habit in public places.
Not content with banning smoking in restaurants and bars, smoking in New York City's parks, beaches, board walks, pedestrian plazas and other public spaces will also be banned from May 23.
This comes despite complaints about what the public see as excessive meddling by the government in people's private lives
Public places: Couple enjoy a cigarette at World Financial Centre, Waterfront Park in Lower Manhattan, while smoking outside is still allowed
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