Friday, July 1, 2016

City-Wide Smoking Ban Effective July 1, 2016

The City of Tigard is now smoke-free on all city owned properties, parks, and trails.  On February 25, 2016, all city parks and trails became smoke-free.  Effective July 1, 2016, all city owned properties will be smoke-free.  This also means smoking will no longer be allowed on library property.  The new city-wide smoking ban is now part of the city ordinance and contributes to the city's strategic plan on promoting health and wellness.  There are many benefits to having a smoke-free property including a healthy and safe environment for Tigard residents and visitors, especially children and youth.  This new ordinance calls for a fine up to $100 for first-time offenses and no more than $500 for future violations.To read more on this new city ordinance, please visit the city's website on No Smoking/No Vaping.

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