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Parks Board voting on Tobacco restrictions today

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By the end of the day Thursday we'll know whether Spokane's parks will be "tobacco-free" thanks to a new policy restricting the use of tobacco products in parks City-wide.

The Spokane Parks Board will hold a final hearing for public testimony on the new policy at its meeting Thursday at 1:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers in the lower level of City Hall.

The Park Board believes that tobacco product use in the proximity of children, youth and adults engaging in or watching outdoor recreational activities at City-owned or operated facilities is unhealthy and detrimental to their health and can be offensive to those using such facilities.

We want to know how you feel about the proposed restriction. Click here to read the rest of the story and voice your opinion on the issue. We'll read some of the comments tonight on KHQ Local News at 5 and 6.

Here's just one of the many comments we've received

I have lived in Spokane all my life.  Instead of the City Council trying to invent stupid laws, maybe they could put their energy to solving the budget problem. Why would you make a law you can't [enforce]?  I don't see anything wrong with people smoking in the park or golf courses, since they are out in the open spaces with the fresh air. - Mary

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