Fargo, N.D. to Look at Expanding Park Smoking Ban

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A total smoking and tobacco usage ban could be coming to parks in Fargo, N.D., as the president of the city’s parks board has said he would like to see one in place at some point in the foreseeable future.

According to a report from KFGO-AM, Board President Joe Deutsch told the Facility Committee that he is in favor of the revised ban, though he does want it to be enforceable and to have “everybody comfortable with it.” Currently, there is a smoking ban within 25 feet of playground equipment and at family events held in city parks.

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There was concern expressed by members of the committee as to just how enforceable such a ban might be, though it did get the go-ahead with the understanding it will be revised with the assistance of Fargo-Cass County Public Health before being presented to the committee at its September 24 meeting.

Fargo is the largest city in North Dakota with a population of approximately 110,000 residents, and is the seat of Cass County.

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