The city of Fairmont, W. Va. has passed a complete ban on the use of tobacco products and electronic cigarettes in all city parks and recreational facilities. The proposal was approved unanimously during the city council’s meeting on Tuesday night, according to

The ban will go into effect on Aug. 11, with violators subject to a fine of up to $100.

Fairmont has a population of 18,815 residents according to a 2013 estimate. It is located in the northern part of the state, approximately 90 miles south of Pittsburgh, Penn.

Update (July 14, 2016) — The Fairmont City Clerk provided a copy of the ordinance to halfwheel, which specifies the start date and fines. That information was not available when this story was originally published on July 13.

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