It will soon be illegal to smoke on any city owned, operated or leased land in Westfield, Mass., as on Thursday the city council voted 13-0 in favor of a smoking ban.

City Councilor Ralph Figy told that while there are still specifics about enforcement to be finalized, the ban will go into effect by the end of the year. The city has yet to post the ordinance on its website.

Westfield is located in western Massachusetts, just over 10 miles west of Springfield. It had a 2013 population estimate of 41,301 residents.

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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, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.