While lighting up a cigar in the hot Arizona sun doesn’t always sound like the most desirable experience, the city of Sahuarita has ensured that if you do decide to do so, it won’t be in one of the city’s six parks.
The city’s parks & recreation board approved the policy at its August meeting after a group of students proposed the idea and made a presentation. However, it’s not a city ordinance, but the group known as Student Wellness Advocacy Team, or SWAT, plans to take it to the city council next in hopes of making the ban an enforceable law, according to a report from TucsonNewsNow.com.
The ban also includes e-cigarettes but does not extend to the parking lots, meaning that for now, smokers can still light up on the concrete.
Sahuarita is located just over 20 miles south of Tucson and has approximately 27,000 residents.