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Smoking Ban at Atlanta Parks One Step Closer

Approval from the Community Development and Human Resources Committee sends the issue on to the full City Council for consideration.

The Atlanta City Council's Community Development and Human Resources Committee voted Tuesday to send the wide-ranging in Atlanta parks and other recreation areas to the full City Council for consideration as soon as next Monday.

The committee voted 4-1 in favor of the ban, with Buckhead's Howard Shook being the only vote against, the AJC reported

If passed by the full City Council, the ban will have an impact on Atlanta's parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, aquatic areas, tennis courts, golf courses and walking trails.

An exception was approved by the committee for the , Aaron's Amphitheater at Lakewood and Park Tavern at .

Are you in favor of the ban? What about Shook's lone vote against it? Let us know in the comments below.

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Buckhead Cigar July 13, 2012 at 01:52 PM
We would like to thank Howard Shook for standing up for peoples right.
Mark July 13, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Since when is there a right to smoke in a city park? By that logic, you must think that we all have a right to urinate and defecate all over the city parts as well.

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