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Photo by: Frank Franklin II

In a Feb. 18, 2011 photo, a pedestrian smokes in the pedestrian plaza near Times Square in New York. The City Council has passed a ban on smoking in parks, beaches and public plazas which goes into effect this summer. But some New Yorkers wonder whether the city's plan to make 14 miles of beaches and over 1,800 parks smoke-free is too intrusive on individual liberties and another sign of a creeping "nanny" government that already warns about eating too much salt, sugar and trans-fats. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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