Colorado town bans smoking and vaping in public parks and trails

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WINDSOR, Colo. (KKTV) - A Colorado town banned smoking and vaping in town-owned recreation areas to start the new year.

The Town of Windsor in northern Colorado posted the civic alert a few days before the start of 2020. The ban covers town-owned recreation areas including parks, trails and natural areas. Parking lots are not part of the ban.

“It has been proven that there is no safe form of tobacco,” states Eric Lucas Director of Parks, Recreation & Culture. “By creating smoke- and vape-free recreation environments, we hope to eliminate the damaging effects tobacco can have on kids and young adults.”

The ban covers cigarettes, vape devices, cigars, cigarillos, pipes and electronic cigarettes.