The city of Sandy Springs has outlawed smoking and the use of other tobacco products at its parks.
The Sandy Springs City Council during its meeting on Tuesday approved amending its Recreation and Parks smoking ordinance, which prohibits smoking and other tobacco products — including e-cigarettes — at its parks.
“Our parks are public spaces," said Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul. "Everyone, in particular our children, should have the opportunity to enjoy these outdoor, natural areas without worry of taking in second-hand smoke."
The ordinance prohibits the use of cigarettes, cigars, pipes, e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and roll-your-own tobacco products. The new rules go into effect immediately.Tell us: What are your thoughts on the Sandy Springs City Council's decision to ban smoking and other forms of tobacco in its parks?