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Mandan Park Board Makes Decision On Smoking In Parks


Smokers will still be allowed to light up at parks in Mandan.

Tonight the Mandan Park District rejects a proposal which would have prohibited smoking in all 22 pubic parks in Mandan, as well as the softball diamonds, soccer complex and dog park.

Before the board made their decision a public hearing is held, where Mandan residents voice their opinions on why smoking should NOT be allowed at parks, especially those with playground equipment for children.

"I do not like people to smoke near parks because I like to play and I want everybody to be safe."

"For the same reasons we don't allow tobacco companies to advertise in children's magazines it doesn't make a lot of sense in the correlation of advertising smoking when we designate that this is where little kids should play."

The board defeated the proposal by a vote of four to one.

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