The existing smoking ban in North Ridgeville, Ohio will be expanding, as the city has announced that as of Jan. 1, 2017, it will apply to all property or grounds owned, rented or leased by the city, including in or on private vehicles while parked on city property.
According to an announcement made via the city’s website, all uses of tobacco will be prohwibited, whether it be smoked, chewed or otherwise consumed. While fines for violators were not included in the announcement, a Q&A on the city’s website says that “Employees and visitors will be informed of the tobacco-free workplace environment policy through signs posted in City facilities/places/parks and City vehicles. Any violation of this policy by City of North Ridgeville employees will be handled through the standard disciplinary process.”
The city passed a smoking ban for its parks in April 2015 that went into effect last July.
North Ridgeville is home to just over 31,000 residents and is located 25 miles southwest of Cleveland.