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.

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 handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.