The days of smoking cigars in parks and other city-owned recreational areas in Providence, R.I. are almost certainly numbered. A new ban that would include cigars and all other tobacco products including smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes has advanced to the Committee on Ordinances. If it is approved, it will then head to the full Council for a formal vote.

Fines would start at $50 under the current version of the approval, which was recommend by the Board of Park Commissioners earlier this Spring.

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.