Mon., July 16, 2012 1:00pm (EDT)

Atlanta Considers Parks Smoking Ban
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Atlanta’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs is pushing for a smoking ban in the city’s park with Mayor Kasim Reed's blessing. The city council could take up the measure as soon as Monday. (Photo Courtesy of SuperFantastic via Flickr.)
Atlanta’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs is pushing for a smoking ban in the city’s park with Mayor Kasim Reed's blessing. The city council could take up the measure as soon as Monday. (Photo Courtesy of SuperFantastic via Flickr.)
Atlanta's city council is set to vote as early as Monday on a wide-ranging smoking ban.

The ban would cover playgrounds, athletic fields, aquatic areas, tennis courts, golf courses and walking trails.

A council committee voted 4-1 last week to send the ordinance to the full City Council for consideration.

The ban would take effect immediately if the council approves it and Mayor Kasim Reed signs it. The city's Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs pushed for the measure with Reed's blessing.