Harrison, AR Parks Department OKs Smoking Ban

The Harrison, Arkansas Parks and Recreation Commission has voted to support the City Council’s proposed ordinance that will ban tobacco and electronic cigarettes from all city parks. The new measure is expected to pass at tonights City Council meeting.

According to Alderman Mitch Magness, the new ordinance is more enforceable that the one the council adopted in 2011. The new ordinance will allow police offices to answer complaints about tobacco users, and give them the ability to write a citation while on patrol of the city parks.

In 2007 the town put up 50 signs prohibiting the use of tobacco and all but two signs were stolen.

Perhaps Harrison needs to focus on crime instead of issuing citations to people who enjoy a legal product.

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