On Wednesday, the city of Aiken, S.C. announced a new tobacco-free policy for its parks that will go into effect on June 1.
The use of tobacco in any form, as well electronic cigarettes and similar devices, will be prohibited from being used in all city parks. The city is scheduled to begin installing signs in the coming weeks advising park users of the new policy. Violators would be subject to ejection from a par should they refuse to comply with the policy.
Aiken is located in the southwestern part of the state and is home to just over 30,000 residents.