Marysville’s ban on smoking within city parks will include vaping starting Sept. 24.
The Marysville City Council unanimously passed the ordinance banning vaping during its regular meeting Monday, Sept. 14. The ordinance amends the city’s municipal code regarding smoking in parks to include language prohibiting the use of electronic smoking devices.
The ban takes effect on Thursday, Sept. 24, five days after the ordinance is officially published, on Saturday, Sept. 19. The fine for vaping in city parks will be the same as smoking – a civil infraction of $150.
Marysville’s Parks and Recreation department proposed the ban after receiving complaints from the public about vaping in city parks. Research has shown that e-cigarettes or vaping devices can emit dangerous chemicals into the air, and should be regulated in the same manner as tobacco smoking.
To read the full text of the ordinance passed by the Marysville City Council, please visit http://agendas.marysvillewa.gov/Agendas.html. Click on the 2015 folder, then the agenda for Sept. 14, 2015. The vaping ordinance is item 20 on the agenda.