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Monday, July 16, 2012 - 9:00am

Atlanta Considers Parks Smoking Ban

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.