Seattle Parks Become Smoke Free Today

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Smoking in Seattle parks is officially prohibited as of today as the city agreed to a July 6 start date after the Park Board of Commissioners passed the ban in late May.

After several civil rights groups protested the monetary fine associated with the ban, the city repealed it in favor of different penalties. Instead, violators will be given verbal and written warnings before they would be subject to arrest for criminal trespass, a change that still didn’t sit well with the ACLU and NAACP, who described the ban as a way for police to harass certain groups.

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Seattle is the largest city in Washington, with approximately 652,405 residents.

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