EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWS'No Smoking' Signs Heading To Weirton Parks
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Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Jul. 27, 2013 3:45 PM EDT
Updated: Jul. 27, 2013 4:00 PM EDT
Weirton , West Virginia
Weirton has established a no smoking policy in its municipal parks and grounds.
The Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation established the smoke-free policy at its July meeting, citing the health risks associated with secondhand smoke, especially on children.
Recreation Director Terry Weigel told The Weirton Daily Times the policy stems from the park board's belief that it has a responsibility to look after the safety and well-being of all patrons who visit its attractions.
He said that extends to the litter often associated with smoking.
New no smoking signs soon will be posted at city parks.
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