City Seeks Possible Smoke, Vape Ban in Parks – ThisisReno – ThisisReno

The City of Reno is considering a ban on smoking and vaping in area parks at its meeting tomorrow at City Hall.

The effort is being advanced by the Washoe County Health District and area governments.

A committee comprising people from Sparks, Reno, and Washoe County Parks “determined that the prohibition of smoking and vaporized smoking in the region’s parks and recreational facilities serves to protect the health, safety, and welfare of our residents,” according to a staff report.

Exposure to smoke and aerosol from e-cigarettes is unhealthy, they said, and cigarette waste requires “additional maintenance expenses and (diminishes) the beauty of parks and recreation facilities.”

A survey was conducted by the Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation found that the majority of non-randomized respondents “would like some regulation governing smoking in parks, whether it be a total ban or the creation of designated smoking areas.”

Those disagreeing called it another attempt by local government to pass unnecessary regulations.

Sparks and Washoe County are considering similar bans. Reno is scheduled tomorrow to consider whether to adopt an ordinance initiating the

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