The Charlotte Observer is reporting that Mecklenburg County, North Carolina is considering a proposal that will institute a smoking ban in its public parks. Mecklenburg County, includes the city of Charlotte. This news came after the the town of Huntersville, also located in Mecklenburg County voted on an immediate ban of smoking in its town’s parks.
According to the report, while the proposal has not been drafter yet, Mecklenberg parks director Jim Garges has said a committee formed by both the Mecklenberg County Health Department and the Parks Department are discussing plans for such an ordinance. Last year, the city of Raleigh, North Carolina instituted a similar ban.
Cigar Coop is encouraging all Mecklenburg County residents to contact their local politicians and tell them that you oppose such a ban in the county parks.