Parks smoking ban takes effect

A smoking ban the Newport Beach City Council approved last month goes into effect Thursday, according to a city news release.

The ordinance prohibits smoking in city parks and extends a previous smoking ban to 100 feet inland of beaches.

Smoking will continue to be prohibited on the boardwalk, but the ban will not apply to an individual smoking in an alleyway or inside a vehicle being driven on a public street, alley or parking lot, according to the release.

— Jamie Rowe

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