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Jackson, Mich. Bans Smoking in Parks

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Earlier this week, the Jackson City Council passed an ordinance that will ban and the use of tobacco products and e-cigarettes in the city’s parks and cemeteries, a move that includes both traditional smoked tobacco products as well as non-combustible products.

Enforcement of the ban includes a three-step approach: the first being to ask the offender to stop, the second is an ejection from the facility, and the third is being charged with a civil infraction and then being subject to fines.

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The ban is scheduled to go into effect 90 days after its adoption, which would be approximately Oct. 12.

Jackson is located just under 80 miles west of Detroit and is home to approximately 33,000 residents.

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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.

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