Smoking bans outside?
There have been cities in Minnesota that want to put an end to smoking in public areas such as city parks and youth sports fields.
A group of girl scouts from the ham Lake area convinced Ham Lake City Council smoking in city parks is not good. The scouts brought in a jar full of cigarette butts found around parks in Ham Lake.
There are other cities that are outlawing smoking in public areas as well. St. Francis adopted a similar ban the same day as Ham Lake.
In 2001, Bloomington was one of the first cities to adopt an ordinance against smoking around youth sports fields. The only way people can smoke is to go in their cars and light up.
StarTribune Friday, February 2, 2007 Twin Cities+Region