Astoria, OR Set To Ban Smoking In Parks

The City Council in Astoria, Oregon voted 4-1 to move ahead with a vote that would ban smoking and the use of tobacco in parks. The move is expected to be approved in September and went to vote before the Council after adding marijuana to the ban.

The city still has to determine where the money will come from to install no smoking signs that will cost between $2,500 and $6,750 as Clatsop County will provide $750 for the signage.

Before the vote was called for, no one stood up to speak out aagainst the ban from the public sector and according to The Daily Astorian the one lone vote came from Russ Warr who stated,  “I have a real, basic problem deep in my heart when people ban things that are legal to do just because they don’t like them.


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