Nowhere left to hide? The banishment of smoking from public spaces.

  title={Nowhere left to hide? The banishment of smoking from public spaces.},
  author={James Colgrove and Ronald Bayer and Kathleen E. Bachynski},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={364 25},
On May 23, in the continuation of a four-decade trend, smoking in New York City parks, beaches, and pedestrian malls became illegal. But absent direct health risks to others, such bans raise questions about the acceptable limits for government to impose on conduct. 
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