- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - The city of Dearborn has postponed a decision on whether to ban smoking in all of its public parks because of health concerns.

The Detroit suburb could become one of about a dozen municipalities in the state to ban smoking in all of its parks. The Dearborn ordinance was expected to be considered by City Council this week, but The Detroit News reports (https://bit.ly/1KildM0 ) a committee is scheduled to consider it next month.

The proposed ordinance would cover all of the city’s 43 parks, but the ban might only be recommended for smaller parks.

The issue has prompted a debate among council members and residents, with some calling for only a partial ban and others saying that it would be unfair to make exceptions.


Information from: The Detroit News, https://detnews.com/

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