Smoking in and around parks in Medford, Ore. may soon carry a punishment. The City Council has agreed to formally consider adding punishments to a recent ban on smoking in parks. Earlier this month, Medford Parks and Recreation banned smoking, but as of now, police cannot fine violators.

Medford is located in central Oregon with a population around 75,000 persons.

The state of Oregon is considering a ban on state parks.

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