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Smoking in parks and other City of Oklahoma City property is now illegal

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Smoking is now banned in Oklahoma City parks and other City properties.

The Oklahoma City City Council voted Tuesday to approve the new ordinance.

The ban includes all City-owned or operated property – indoors and outdoors – except for streets, alleys, sidewalks, City golf courses.

Land or facilities licensed by the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission on City-owned property are also exempt from the ban.

The ordinance also prohibits smoking on sidewalks inside parks, on trails, and in the area immediately surrounding City-owned and operated buildings.

The ordinance was introduced during a Council meeting on Nov. 24, and there was a public hearing on Dec. 8.