Bangor passes ban on smoking in city parks geared toward kids


BANGOR, Maine — Bangor residents and visitors will have to be more careful about where they light up their next cigarette.

Bangor city councilors on Monday night approved a ban on smoking in city parks that includes playgrounds, swimming pools, ball fields and other amenities geared toward children. The move, which was approved 8-1, was intended to protect children and families from the effects of secondhand smoke and promote general public health, supporters said.