Parks in St. Mary’s County, Md. will be going tobacco-free as of Sept. 1, meaning a complete ban on smoking, the use of tobacco in any form, as well as e-cigarettes and similar devices. Additionally, the ban will also apply to all museums in the county.
It’s the first of two anti-tobacco changes in the county, as on Jan. 1, 2020, all buildings and property either owned or leased by the county will go tobacco-free, with the exception of the Wicomico Golf Course property.
As part of the changes, the county has begun offering free smoking and tobacco use cessation classes for its residents.
The county is home to approximately 113,000 residents.