- Associated Press - Monday, September 22, 2014

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - City leaders in Fayetteville are set to consider a new ordinance banning outdoor smoking on such city property as public parking lots and parks, except in specially designated areas.

The Fayetteville Observer reported Sunday (https://bit.ly/1sfSX7g ) said members of the City Council are expected to vote on the measure at a meeting on Monday. If approved, the city will join Cumberland County in banning outdoor smoking on county-owned property. Both local governments have banned indoor smoking at public buildings for many years.

The council members debated the proposal at their Sept. 2 work session, but enough of them said they wanted to move forward with the new ordinance, which mandates that no designated smoking are can be within 50 feet of any ballfield, basketball court, playground, or entrances to public buildings.

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