Earlier this week, the Ellsworth City Council gave its approval to a ban on smoking and tobacco use at the city’s parks and recreational properties at the request of the city’s Recreation Commission. The new ban will apply to areas such as boat launches and athletic fields as well.
The vote was unanimous, according to a report by the Ellsworth American.
The new ban does not come with any monetary or civil penalties, but the council hopes that users of the areas will voluntarily comply with the ban.
Ellsworth is home to an estimated 7,875 residents and is located along the state’s southern coast, 27 miles southeast of Bangor.