On Tuesday night, the Springdale city council will take up a smoking ban, according to its agenda.
Details: The proposed ordinance would ban tobacco products in city parks, trails, recreational facilities, sports fields, and in the stands.
- This includes chewing tobacco, electronic cigarettes and vapes.
- If passed, you would be fined up to $1,000 for breaking the rule.
Why it matters: Well, on top of secondhand smoke being a health risk, many people find the smoke and leftover cigarette butts annoying.
- Smoking in public places has been increasingly limited over the past several decades, and we’re still seeing new rules here and there that remind us it’s still being further restricted.
- In Bentonville, smoking is allowed only in parking lots.
Go to the meeting: 6pm Tuesday, at the new criminal justice building on Spring Street.
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