A proposal to ban the use of all forms of tobacco products and electronic smoking devices in parks and on city property got the approval of the Jamestown City Council on Monday night and immediately went into effect. The proposal passed by a 6-1 vote with two council members absent.

The ban extends into parking facilities and vehicles owned or leased by the city, according to WRFA-FM. Fines for violators start at $50 for the first offense before escalating to $100 for a second offense and $250 for each violation after that.

The city has not yet posted the ordinance on its website.

Jamestown is home to nearly 31,000 residents and is located in the southwestern corner of the state, approximately 60 miles southwest of Buffalo.

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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 Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.