Smoking in parks is a thing of the past in Ansonia, Conn., unless what you’re smoking happens to be an electronic cigarettes or other vapor device.
The city’s Board of Aldermen approved the anti-smoking ordinance at its meeting on Tuesday, but a plea to exempt e-cigarettes fell on receptive ears, according to a report in the New Haven Register. A pair of city residents told their story of quitting cigarettes with the help of e-cigarettes, and it was that story that convinced the board to leave vaping devices out of the ban.
In addition to smoked tobacco products, chewing and spitting tobacco are also now prohibited. Violators of the ban face a $50 fine should they be caught and cited.
Ansonia has just over 19,000 residents and is located approximately 10 miles west of New Haven.