The implementation of tobacco-free parks in areas where children play allows for the creation of a healthy and positive environment for children.
Tobacco-free zones are limited to playgrounds, park structures, skate parks, and sports fields. The ban uses community policing, meaning signs are posted and it is up to park users to obey the signs.
Tobacco-free zones in parks where children play are a positive step towards increasing healthy social norms within a community. The implementation of tobacco-free zones would not only heighten the appeal of our parks, but also would assist in the reduction of the number of current smokers and protect our youth from the dangers of tobacco by providing a safe and healthy environment.
Call Los Lunas Community Services Department for more information at 352-3584