Woodward, Okla. will close out 2014 with a brand new ban on tobacco usage on city property, as the city council passed the ban at is Dec. 1 meeting, with the ordinance going into effect in 30 days.

The ban covers all city property both indoors and outdoors, but the city manager affirmed that it’s not designed to target residents. WoodwardNews.net reports that the ordinance is being used as a way to offer guidance primarily, but also provide the rule of law should someone be bothered by smoking at a city park or other public location.

Woodward is located approximately 140 miles northwest of Oklahoma City and had a 2013 population estimate of 12,758.

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