A proposed expansion to Port Huron’s existing smoking ban that will bring an end to the use of tobacco products and tobacco alternatives in the city’s parks and beaches got the unanimous approval of the city council on Monday night.
While the city has had an informal ban in place for three years, it was created as a discouragement for lighting up in parks and beaches as opposed to an outright ban. Now, the ban has some teeth as it has been added to the city code, and violators can be subject to municipal civil infractions.
While the city has not yet posted the official vote results, WPHM.net announced them on Tuesday morning.
Port Huron is located 60 miles northeast of Detroit and is home to approximately 30,000 residents.