Another city has snuffed out smoking and tobacco use in its city parks this week, as the Glastonbury, Conn. City Council voted 8-1 in favor of an ordinance banning smoking in city-owned parks and recreation areas.

While the ban is fairly all-encompassing, the ordinance includes language that allows for certain space in parks and recreation areas to be designated as smoking and tobacco use areas, either on an on-going or event-specific basis.

Violators will be subject to a $50 fine for each violation.

The ordinance posted on the city’s website does not include a start date, but the Hartford Courant indicates it will go into effect later this month.

Glastonbury is located 11 miles southwest of Hartford and is home to approximately 35,000 residents.

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