Smoking in parks will soon be a thing of the past in Huntingburg, Ind., as on Tuesday the city’s common council voted unanimously in favor of an ordinance that bans lighting up.

While the city has yet to post the ordinance or announce the results of the vote, News Now Dubois County reports that the ban is scheduled to go into effect in 2017 once two new parks currently in development officially open. That will bring the total number of parks in the city to five.

Huntingburg is located in the southwestern part of the state and is located 77 miles west of Louisville, Ky. It has a population of approximately 6,100 residents.

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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 previously the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for Major League Baseball, plus I'm a voice over artist. Prior to joining halfwheel, I covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.