There’s a new smoking ban in Claremont, Okla. as earlier this week the city council voted 6-3 in favor of banning the use of all tobacco products, e-cigarettes and vapor devices on city-owned and operated land, which includes parks, playgrounds and golf courses.

The ban does not extend to city streets and sidewalks and does not include any fines for violators. The ordinance simply directs law enforcement to issue a warning.

New signage is expected to be installed in the affected areas in the near future to inform residents and visitors of the new rule, according to

Claremore has just over 19,000 residents and is located about 27 miles northwest of Tulsa.

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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.