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Charlottesville Council Considers Asking for Smoking Ban in Public Parks

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Charlottesville considering a proposal to the General Assembly, requesting a ban on smoking in public parks. Charlottesville considering a proposal to the General Assembly, requesting a ban on smoking in public parks.

UPDATE: At their Monday meeting, Charlottesville city councilors approved their legislative wish list for the General Assembly, which included a proposal to ban smoking in public parks. To read the full list of proposed legislation, click here.



The legislative wish list for Charlottesville City Council includes a proposal to ban smoking in public parks.

Monday night, councilors will consider asking the General Assembly permission to put a no smoking policy in place in certain city parks. They say this proposal comes out of concerns about secondhand smoke, especially during community events held in public parks.

Charlottesville Mayor Satyendra Huja said, “I think it would be a much more healthy environment and much more clean environment. I think when you go to a park you want a healthy situation and not have smoke going all over you.”

Currently Virginia law prevents localities from enacting smoke free restrictions.

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