Two More Cities Consider Ban on Smoking in Public Parks

Two More Cities Consider Ban on Smoking in Public Parks

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Mary Richards, KSL NewsradioCity leaders in two more Utah cities say they are close to finalizing smoking bans for their public parks.

Roy and West Valley city leaders say people at Little League games and family outings shouldn't have to breathe second-hand smoke.

The West Valley City ordinance would ban smoking in the city's 22 parks and other recreational areas like trails, baseball diamonds and soccer fields.

The penalty for violating the infraction would be a $25 fine. City golf courses would be exempt.

Mayor Dennis Nordfelt says it's a public health issue and says he hopes smokers will be happy to snuff their cigarettes for the public good.

West Valley leaders will get public input next Tuesday before their vote.

Roy officials are still talking about what kind of enforcement their proposed smoking ban would get.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)

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