Smoking ban ordinance passes first read
An ordinance that would make smoking and vaping in parks and other places in Salisbury illegal passed first read on Monday evening.
According to city of Salisbury officials, a smoking ban ordinance received its first read from council members at the city council meeting. It will move on for council members to vote on during the next city council meeting on September 11.
The ordinance was brought before the City Council by Police Chief Barbara Duncan during the council meeting on August 15.
If the council approves the proposal, smokers would have to avoid lighting up at parks, playgrounds and picnic islands. Critics of the measure say that banning people from smoking in certain areas could be violating their rights.