The second largest city in Pennsylvania will likely soon have a smoking ban for its parks, as the Pittsburgh City Council approved the ban during its meeting on Tuesday. It now heads to Mayor William Peduto’s desk for his signature before going into effect.

The ban isn’t designed to result in police offers roaming parks looking for violators, but rather to create a law  that can be enforced if a person doesn’t heed warnings from park staff or the ban via posted signs, according to KDKA-TV.

Pittsburgh is home to an estimated 306,000 residents.

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Patrick Lagreid

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, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.