The city council of Salisbury, North Carolina will soon consider enacting a smoking ban in its 26 public parks, a move that comes with the backing of the Salisbury Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. The board proposed the ban as part of Rowan County Health Department’s initiative to decrease smoking. The department recently won a grant which would cover the cost of installing no smoking signs in the city parks, according to a report on SalisburyPost.com.
The city council has set a public hearing date of January 7, 2014 to hear from city residents on the proposal.
According to US Census Bureau Data, Salisbury is home to 33,622 residents and is the seat of Rowan County in central North Carolina, approximately 45 miles northeast of Charlotte.