Oklahoma City Council Declares City Parks 'Tobacco Free' - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

Oklahoma City Council Declares City Parks 'Tobacco Free'

Posted: Updated:
The policy includes both lighted and unlighted products, like chewing tobacco and snuff. The policy includes both lighted and unlighted products, like chewing tobacco and snuff.
OKLAHOMA CITY -

The Oklahoma City Council voted on a resolution last week declaring all city parks tobacco free.

The declaration is meant to encourage all park visitors to abide by a voluntary ‘no tobacco' policy. That policy includes both lighted and unlighted products, like chewing tobacco and snuff.

The goal of the policy is to provide a healthier environment for park visitors and to cut down on the litter associated with tobacco use.

A local community group prompted the resolution, after they approached the city parks commission urging them to come up with a tobacco-free program for city parks.

For more information contact the Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department at (405) 297-3882.

Special Features

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Politics

Breaking political news & the latest headlines from the state capitol & D.C.

Radars

See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.

Technology

Spend your money wisely with reviews of new tech gadgets & the latest news in technology.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive
Powered by Frankly
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.