Town of Tonawanda Bans Smoking in Outdoor Locations

September 27, 2013 Updated May 18, 2010 at 7:29 PM EDT

By Laura Gray

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September 27, 2013 Updated May 18, 2010 at 7:29 PM EDT

TOWN OF TONAWANDA, NY (WKBW) -- The Town of Tonawanda passed a policy asked for no smoking in the areas of Town buildings, swimming pools, and ball fields. Dozens of signs will be posted around 12 town parks and some town buildings. Compliance with the new rule is completely voluntary.
The Erie-Niagara Tobacco-Free Coalition is behind the idea. Tobacco companies spend 11 million dollars a day advertising in New York State, according to Director Anthony Billoni. And when it comes to smoking, the idea of out of sight out of mind works.