Smoking in the parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities of Lewiston is a thing of the past, as this week the city council unanimously approved an ordinance at its meeting.
The ban also applies to the use of e-cigarettes and vaping devices. Violators will be subject to fairly significant fines, starting at $100 for the first offense, $200 for a second offense and $300 for a third offense. The ban was originally intended to be focused on park in the city’s downtown area, but was expanded to all city parks during the legislative process, according to a report by SunJournal.com.
The city is home to just over 36,000 residents.