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Anti-Tobacco Signs To Be Put Up At Oklahoma City Parks

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The signs will cost an estimated $20,000. However, they are only a suggestion to smokers and can't be enforced by law. The signs will cost an estimated $20,000. However, they are only a suggestion to smokers and can't be enforced by law.
OKLAHOMA CITY -

Oklahoma City is hoping the only smoking you'll find at public parks is Barbeque. It just passed an ordinance Tuesday which allows for anti-tobacco signs to be posted at all city parks.

"It's an important first step," says Councilman Ed Shadid, who has helped green light the project.

Councilman Shadid showed the city council signs with slogans like "Warning: Young Lungs at Play."

The signs will cost an estimated $20,000. However, they are only a suggestion to smokers and can't be enforced by law.

The City is now working with the State to see if it can legally enforce a smoking ban at it's parks.

Other Cities have chosen to enforce a similar laws.

The city of Norman tells News 9 due to the way it interprets state law regarding smoking in public parks, cities can enforce a smoking ban.

In cities like Norman and Lawton, someone who smokes in a public park can face a fine between $10 to $100.

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