Greenbelt expands smoking ban
The Greenbelt City Council voted Monday to expand the city's ban on smoking inside recreational facilities like the city's swimming pool and dog park, and a ban on smoking near all public buildings might not be far behind The Gazette reports.
The ban also outlaws smoking within 25 feet of non-enclosed play areas such as ball fields, playgrounds and outdoor basketball courts. The 25-foot distance was based in part on research indicating secondhand smoke can affect people within a 23-foot radius, according to the city's Park and Recreation Advisory Board.
Read more about Greenbelt's decision to ban smoking near public buildings in The Gazette.
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| November 26, 2010; 9:42 AM ET
Categories: Crime and Public Safety, Maryland
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