Parks in Lewisville will become tobacco-free in early May after the city council unanimously approved a ban at its most recent meeting.

The ban comes as part of the city’s comprehensive overhaul of its parks and recreation system. It will prohibit the use of all tobacco products as well as electronic nicotine devices. Stacie Anaya, director of parks and recreation, told the council that the ban is needed both as a matter of public health and to reduce litter. She added that it will reduce the risk of fire in the drier seasons.

The ban goes into effect on May 4.

Lewisville is located approximately 25 miles northwest of Dallas. It is home approximately 107,000 residents.

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