It will soon be illegal to light up in Rialto, Calif. parks, recreational facilities and city buildings, as on Tuesday night the city council approved a ban by a vote of 4-0.
The ban comes about after a group called Community Coalitions for Change gave a presentation to the council, which included an estimated 3,000 cigarette butts collected in the city’s three parks over recent weeks, according to a report by The Sun.
The ban goes into effect in 30 days.
Rialto is a suburb of San Bernardino, located approximately five miles to the west. It has a population of nearly 100,000 residents.