Ban smoking on and around Savannah playgrounds

smoke-free-playgroundsAs part of the City of Savannah’s Healthy Initiative, new restrictions of smoking are being proposed.

If the proposed Smoke Free Air Act passes, there are several places where smoking would be banned: within 20 feet of restaurants with outdoor seating and serving areas; within 20 feet of all public transportation platforms and shelters and playgrounds.

The proposed legislation would ban smoking 20 feet within the playground area. Designated smoking areas at work will also have to be at least 20 feet away from any entrances.

Voice your opinion at a town hall public meeting this Wed. July 28, 7-9 PM at the Savannah Civic Center where the City Council will take comments about this. Can’t make it to the meeting? Click here for a list of city council members and their contact info so you can make your voice heard. Learn more about the Smoke Free Savannah campaign by clicking here.

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