The Duluth City Council has voted to approve an ordinance creating smoke-free zones for any city-owned or operated building, indoor or outdoor recreational facility. (AJC File Photo)

Duluth creates smoke-free zones on city-owned property

The Duluth City Council has voted to approve an ordinance creating smoke-free zones for any city-owned or operated building, indoor or outdoor recreational facility. These restrictions include but are not limited to playgrounds, restrooms, athletic fields, rivers, park property, walking/hiking trails, agency owned vehicles, spectator and concession areas or public plazas, public sidewalks or public parking areas within the downtown entertainment district.

The ordinance designates it as “unlawful to use any form of tobacco, hemp, marijuana, or any smoke emitting substance and or device including but not limited to; cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, pipes and or pens.”

Signage will be posted in specified areas, buildings and or vehicles. The city’s marketing department will be developing an education campaign to inform the community of the new policy.

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