Iowa City bans smoking, chewing tobacco in all city parks
The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports the council voted 6 to 1 on Tuesday to finalize the ban.
Clay Claussen, chairman of the city’s Parks and Recreation Commission, says the ban was a public health issue. The city already had banned smoking in some city parks but hadn’t extended the restriction to chewing tobacco until now.
Mayor Jim Throgmorton opposed the ban, saying smoking was already prohibited in many parks.