At its most recent meeting, the Bensenville Village Board passed an ordinance that immediately banned the use of all tobacco products and e-cigarettes within village-owned parks.
The ban went into effect immediately, though the city has said it will focus on education before issuing any fines to people in violation of the new law. However, the ordinance does say that the use of tobacco and nicotine products in village parks constitutes a nuisance and “may be abated accordingly pursuant to any and all available remedies.”
Bensenville is a suburb of Chicago, located to the west of the city and adjacent to the western side of O’Hare International Airport. The village has a population of just over 18,000 residents.