• Proposal to ban smoking at city parks

    By: Preston Jones

    TULSA, Okla. - Quick Facts:
    • The Tulsa Health Department, with support from city council and the mayor, is starting an initiative to ban smoking and all tobacco products on any Tulsa City Park property
    • THD says a tobacco ban at parks would help Tulsa qualify for a healthy community certification that could lead to $275,000 in grant money for any healthy living program
    • THD says the ban would create a better environment at parks
    • Bixby, Owasso, Sand Springs, and Collinsville already have similar bans
    • City Council would have to pass the ban as an amendment to the Tulsa's city charter.

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    THD says it's working with council now on creating a ban, and hopes to have something in place by the fall.

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