On Monday, the Astoria City Council voted 4-1 to ban smoking in parks in the northwestern Oregon city.

The ban, which applies to all tobacco use, will go into effect in 30 days.

Astoria has a population of just over 9,500 residents and is located in the northwest corner of the state, just over 70 miles from Portland.

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.