The Sandy Springs City Council passed a resolution at its meeting on Tuesday night that immediately bans the smoking and use of all tobacco products in all city parks. The change to the city’s Recreation and Parks smoking ordinance also prohibits the use of e-cigarettes.

Mayor Rusty Paul said in a press release that “our parks are public spaces. Everyone, in particular our children, should have the opportunity to enjoy these outdoor, natural areas without worry of taking in second-hand smoke.”

Sandy Springs is located about 16 miles north of Atlanta and has a population of just under 100,000 residents.

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I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.