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.

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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 have written about the cigar industry for more than a decade, covering everything from product launches to regulation to M&A. In addition, I handle a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff here at halfwheel. I enjoy playing tennis, watching boxing, falling asleep to the Le Mans 24, wearing sweatshirts year-round and eating gyros. echte liebe.