At its meeting this week, the Powder Springs City Council passed an ordinance that bans the use of tobacco products and e-cigarettes in all parks and recreational facilities, which went into effect immediately upon adoption.
The ordinance provides two notes on enforcement: first, employees who violate the tobacco use policy will be subject to the city’s personnel policies and may include verbal warning, written reprimand, or termination.
For visitors to the facilities, they will first be asked to cease use of the product, and if they refuse they will be asked to leave the premises. If they refuse that, law enforcement officers will be contacted to escort the person off the premises or cite them for trespassing.
Powder Springs is located just over 20 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta, and is home to approximately 15,000 residents.