City of Naples bans smoking cigarettes, vaping in city-owned spaces

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Naples City Council voted Wednesday to ban smoking cigarettes and vaping on city-owned beaches and parks. This is part of House Bill 105, giving local municipalities the ability to restrict smoking, except for unfiltered cigars. Prior to this, it was unlawful for cities to restrict smoking in these areas.

The bill, part of the Florida Clean Air Act which went into effect July 1, has been adopted by cities around the state for both health and environmental reasons.

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