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Smoking Banned at Metro North Train Stations

OSSINING, N.Y. – Commuter Pedro Teron approved of a new law signed into effect Monday banning smoking on Metro North train station platforms in Westchester and beyond.

"That's good. I just think that when the doors open, smoke from the platform can still go in the train and it gets trapped when the doors closed," said Teron, who commutes from the Bronx to Ossining for work. "My concern is for kids more than anyone else. I could walk away."

Bertha De La Cruz of Marble Hill agreed with Teron.

"Sometimes smoking really bothers me, when people smoke in the streets," she said.

The new law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo will take effect in 90 days. Aside from Metro North stations and all outdoor spaces for ticketing and boarding, the law will also prohibit smoking at all Long Island Rail Road stations.

New York City and New Jersey train stations already have similar no-smoking restrictions.

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