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Pendleton Bans Smoking In City Parks


A teenager smokes a cigarette on the Bedford Bridge in this 2009 file photo.

A teenager smokes a cigarette on the Bedford Bridge in this 2009 file photo.

East Oregonian

Faced with public health concerns, Pendleton parks are giving up smoking and going cold turkey for at least the next two years.

The council amended an ordinance banning tobacco at Rudy Rada Skatepark and expanded it to all 22 properties in the Pendleton parks system.

The ordinance doesn’t just ban cigarettes, but any “tobacco products” or “lighted smoking instrument or activated inhalant delivery system.” That means cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, snuff, e-cigarettes or vape pens are also forbidden.

Unlike a previous administrative rule that banned smoking near playgrounds, the ordinance carries penalties for those who violate it including citations and fines.

Read more at the East Oregonian.

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