Aiken's public parks going tobacco-free

Aiken's public parks going tobacco-free

AIKEN, SC (WFXG) - Soon, public parks in the City of Aiken will be tobacco-free.

Starting June 1, the city will begin prohibiting the use of tobacco in any form, including electronic cigarettes, in the city's parks. Signs will be posted and the community will be notified through "various communication channels." Those who refuse to comply with the new policy may be asked to leave the park.

The following policy statement was released by the City of Aiken Wednesday:

The City of Aiken is committed to the quality of life for all citizens, therefore, we believe that:

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