On Monday, The Grand Forks Park Board gave its first approval to a ban on smoking at all park district property and smokeless tobacco to those same properties albeit with a few exceptions.
The motion to approve the ban took place after an hour debate and the failed of a motion that would have resulted in ban of all tobacco use.
The current Grand Forks city code currently prohibits smoking but not chewing tobacco at softball fields and gold courses.
At the boards next meeting a second reading will be voted on and if it passes it will become law.
Grand Forks, North Dakota is home to 55,000 residents over 20.09 square miles and was founded in 1870.