The Philadelphia suburb of Ridley Township, Pa. has a new smoking ban that covers all of the parks and athletic fields in the township.

At its March meeting, the Ridley Board of Commissioners approved the ban, according to a report by The township has not yet posted the ban or results of the vote on its website or social media channels, and no fines for violators have been announced.

Ridley Township is home to approximately 35,000 residents. It is located about 15 miles southwest of Philadelphia.

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