A smoking and ban is coming to the parks of Swanton, Ohio, as the village council approved the third and final reading of the proposal at its Nov. 27 meeting.

The ban goes into effect on Dec. 27, and while it allows for the creation of designated smoking areas, none are on the books according to a report by SwantonEnterprise.comThe ban also applies to the village’s municipal building and other village-owned facilities.

Swanton is home to approximately 4,000 residents. It is located in northwestern Ohio, a little over 20 miles southwest of Toledo.

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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.