Fresh off the Independence Day holiday, the Hamden, Conn. legislative council voted on Tuesday to ban smoking and the use of electronic cigarettes in town parks and on all school grounds.

The new law comes with a $100 fine for violators, according to the New Haven Register. The town has not posted the full text of the ordinance on its website yet.

Hamden is home to approximately 61,000 residents and is located approximately six miles north of New Haven.

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