City leaders in Port Orange, Fla. tried their best to ban smoking in city parks, but a state law prohibiting cities from enacting such bans trumped those efforts and smokers will once again be able to light up.

As a result, the city will have to take down signage that indicated smoking was banned, though city administrators have said they will replace them with signs they hope will highly discourage smoking, according to a report in the Daytona Beach News-JournalMayor Allen Green was quoted as saying he wants city staff to be more attentive to smokers in parks and try and “get them for littering” should they discard of something on the ground and not in a proper receptacle.

Port Orange, Fla. is home to just over 57,000 residents and is located approximately 55 miles northeast of Orlando.

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Patrick Lagreid

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 previously the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for Major League Baseball, plus I'm a voice over artist. Prior to joining halfwheel, I covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.