The parks of Tustin, Calif. will soon be smoke free as the city council unanimously approved a proposed ban at its meeting Oct. 17.

Ordinance No. 1485 expanded the city’s current smoking and park regulations to clarify that smoking is prohibited in public parks, while also clarifying that the use of electronic cigarettes and similar devices is prohibited in all areas of the city where smoking is prohibited. Smoking in enclosed areas has been prohibited within the city since 1994.

As an extension of an existing ordinance, smoking in parks will carry the same penalty: $100 for a first violation, $200 for a second violation within one year, and $500 for each additional violation within one year.

Tustin is located approximately 35 miles southeast of Los Angeles and is has a population of just over 80,000 residents.

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