The Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board voted unanimously to ban the use of tobacco products in the city’s parks, something that will take effect in early May.

While there is one exception, for tobacco used in traditional American Indian practices, all other tobacco use, including chewing tobacco and electronic cigarettes, are banned.

It takes effect on May 8.

There will be no fines for violators, but those who choose not to comply will be asked to leave the area.

It covers not just parks, but beaches, trails, golf courses, parks-operated restaurants and any other area that is owned or operated by the Parks and Recreation Board.

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