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Students urge Lockport to ban tobacco from parks

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Posted at 11:19 AM, May 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-26 13:32:33-04

Lockport students want to kick the butt out of local parks. 

A group of students from North Park Junior High School are asking the Lockport City Common Council to vote yes next Wednesday on making all city parks tobacco-free. 

Members of a youth group from Roswell Park called, "Reality Check" gave a presentation to the Council earlier asking them to consider the ban of tobacco products, including cigars, e-cigarettes and chewing tobacco, to be banned from parks.

In addition, there's  a petition asking to make parks tobacco-free. So far, it has gathered 242 signatures from parents and students. 

Lockport City Council will vote on this issue next week.