The Victorville City Council will consider a parks smoking ban at its meeting tonight, scheduled to start at 6 pm.

The proposal would ban smoking and vaping in all city parks, as well as sports fields, recreational areas and parking lots. The proposal has already gained the support of several organizations, including St. Joseph Health, Kaiser Permanente, Loma Linda University Health, the American Cancer Society and Victor Valley Global Medical Center.

It brings to a vote a proposal that has been in the works since May 2014, when the Victorville Community Services Advisory Committee began discussing the idea and voting 4-0 to recommend that the city council adopt a complete ban on smoking and vaping in parks and related areas.

Should the proposal pass, a date would still have to be decided on for when the ban would go into effect.

Victorville is home to just over 121,000 people and is located approximately 80 miles northeast of Los Angeles.

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