A new ban on smoking and the use of tobacco products will be coming to city property—including parks—in Lorain, Ohio, after the city council unanimously passed a tobacco-free policy for the spaces at its May 20 meeting.

The ordinance, which went into effect immediately upon passage, does not include a monetary fine, but does subject a person to immediate eviction from the area for the remainder of the day should they be found to be in violation of the ban. The ban applies to the use of all tobacco products as well as e-cigarettes and vaping devices.

Lorain is home to just under 64,000 residents and is located approximately 30 miles northwest of Cleveland.

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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.