On Monday, the Clear Lake City Council gave its third and final approval to a ban on the use lit tobacco products and e-cigarettes in its city parks and recreation areas. The approval came by a 3-2 vote.
During the final vote, an amendment was passed that exempts smokeless tobacco from the ban, meaning that chewing tobacco and similar products will continue to be allowed, despite two council members who objected to its removal, citing that many users of such products are not responsible about the disposal of such products.
A violation of the ban will cost an individual $50 per occasion once it goes into effect following its passage and publication.
Clear Lake is located in northern Iowa, with a population of approximately 7,600 people.