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Smoking banned in county parks, preserves, trails


Last updated 1/18/2007 at Noon

As of January 12, smoking has been prohibited in parks, open space preserves, and trails operated by the County of San Diego.

On December 6 the San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved the introduction and first reading of an ordinance to ban smoking in county parks and also appropriated $15,000 for the purchase of materials to provide signs about the ban. The ordinance had its second reading and adoption on December 13.

The supervisors had been concerned about the fire hazards caused by cigarettes and matches as well as other smoking materials, the environmental problems caused by...

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