You can add yet another city to the ever-growing list of cities that do not allow smoking in parks. In Ohio, the Nelsonville City Council approved such a measure with a vote of 4-2. While many towns use the guise of second smoke, more and more cities are including smokeless tobacco in the ban.
The new legislation passed in Nelsonville bans all forms of tobacco and tobacco derivatives at city parks which includes parking areas, restrooms, spectator areas, concession areas, playgrounds, athletic fields, aquatic areas, pavilions and shelters.
Despite designated smoking areas being discussed at earlier City Council meets none were included in the final draft. Violations of the new law could result in a $100 fine.