At its most recent meeting, the Jonesboro City Council unanimously passed an ordinance that will prohibit smoking and the use of tobacco products in city-owned parks, trails and recreational facilities.
The vote came after the second reading was tabled on April 2 due to concerns about enforcement, but it appears that the city’s police department will be tasked with enforcing the ban. Once the law goes into effect on May 16, violators will be subject to a $50 fine. It will also apply to electronic cigarettes and vapor devices.
Jonesboro is home to nearly 76,000 residents.