The use of tobacco, tobacco products and vapes is now prohibited, indoors and outside, at all Forsyth County park facilities. FORSYTH COUNTY

Forsyth County bans tobacco use, vaping at county parks

Forsyth County announced it is the 22nd county in Georgia to adopt a tobacco-free policy by passing an ordinance that bars vaping and smoking and other tobacco use in county parks.

The Board of Commissioners recently approved the measure, which applies to all indoor and outdoor park and recreation facilities.

Specifically, the ordinance bars “any person to vape, smoke, chew, dip or otherwise use or consume, in any manner, tobacco, tobacco products, or alternative nicotine products in any form,” including “vape juice that does not contain nicotine.”

“Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death and disability in the U.S., so it made sense that the county adopt this ordinance for the safety of our residents,” said District 3 Commissioner Todd Levent.

The law takes effect immediately and will be enforced by Forsyth park rangers and the Forsyth Sheriff’s Office, officials said. Information:

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