On April 6, an ordinance that was approved in March to prohibit smoking and the use of tobacco products in all public parks and city’s trail system in Fayetteville will go into effect.
The ban includes the holding of a lighted pipe, cigars and cigarettes. And smokeless tobacco and nicotine-containing products such as chewing tobacco, snuff and dip as well as the use of electronic, vapor, or heated devices are prohibited, according to a press release from Recreation Superintendent John Crow.
Smoking cessation products approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration will be exempt, according to Crow.
Those products are nicotine gum, lozenges, patches, inhalers or nasal sprays.
There will be a $50 fine for those who violate the ordinance.