Eudora bans use of e-cigarettes indoors, tobacco products in parks

On Monday, Eudora became the first city in Douglas County to extend the state indoor smoking ban in public-access buildings to include e-cigarettes and forbid their use along with traditional tobacco products in city recreational facilities and parks.

The commission unanimously approved two ordinances enacting the bans, which had been the subject of workshops in the last month. Chris Tilden, Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department director of community health, noted the actions came on the eve of the Lawrence City Commission’s consideration of a policy that would ban the use of e-cigarettes and tobacco products in that city’s parks and recreation facilities.

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