You can soon forget lighting up your favorite cigar in the parks of Cecil County, Md., as the Cecil County Council approved a smoking ban by a 3-2 vote during its meeting on Tuesday night, according to a report from

The ban, which goes into effect on June 3, prohibits any usage of cigars, cigarettes, e-cigarettes, vaporizers, pipes, and chewing tobacco, with violators subject to a $50 fine.

With the new ban, Cecil County joins Baltimore and Harford Counties in banning smoking in parks

Cecil County is the northeastern-most county in Maryland and home to approximately 102,000 residents.

Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.