Should Smoking Be Banned From Parks? - - ABC13

Should Smoking Be Banned From Parks?


Lynchburg, VA - There's a new movement right now to make parks smoke-free, and now officials with The Lynchburg Parks and Recreation Department is looking into the idea.

Over the next few weeks, they're partnering with the health department to conduct surveys in parks, neighborhood centers and trail entrances. They're looking at the feasibility of creating tobacco-free zones in areas where children and families congregate.

The health department says it's part of an overall effort to create healthy environments for all of us.

"Second-hand smoke, wherever in the environment, is not good--especially environments where you're trying to promote healthy and active living," said Leslie Hoglund, a senior health educator.

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