Along with Kennesaw, Cobb County, Smyrna and Powder Springs all have prohibitions on tobacco use in their facilities or on their properties.
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Marietta City Manager Bill Bruton said the current smoking ban encompasses city parks and buildings. It also covers parks around the city, including Glover Park in the heart of Marietta Square.
“When there is a problem, individuals are informed of the code prohibition and they comply,” he said.
City Councilman Andy Morris, who chairs the committee, said there was unanimous support to move the proposal forward to consider by the entire elected body.
“To me it looks like it’s probably going to pass,” he added.
While he said he was in favor of the ban, Morris said the city council will have to figure out the enforcement factor if the new rules were implemented.
“It’s really hard to enforce it if you don’t have an officer around there,” he said.
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