The days of smoking in parks in West Des Moines, Iowa are coming to an end.

Yesterday, the City Council voted to ban the use of essentially all types of tobaccos in its 29 parks. This includes cigars, cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and vapor products.

Warnings will be issued and then subsequent offenses will result in a $100 fine.

West Des Moines is conveniently located just west of Des Moines. It has a population over 60,000.

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Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I have written about the cigar industry for more than a decade, covering everything from product launches to regulation to M&A. In addition, I handle a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff here at halfwheel. I enjoy playing tennis, watching boxing, falling asleep to the Le Mans 24, wearing sweatshirts year-round and eating gyros. echte liebe.