A smoking ban for the parks of Fayetteville, Ark. has been approved by the city council, bringing an end to lighting up once it goes into effect next month.

The ban includes all forms of smoked and smokeless tobacco, as well as electronic cigarettes and vaping devices, and extends to trails and city-owned parking lots. Violators will be subject to a $50 fine.

Fayetteville is the third largest city in the state with a population around 80,000. It is located in the northwest part of the state, 20 miles east of the Arkansas border and 30 miles south of Missouri.

Patrick Lagreid

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 MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.