Butt out in Lynnwood parks
LYNNWOOD – Your days of being able to light up, and smoke, in Lynnwood city parks maybe coming to a close. The Lynnwood City Council could vote on the matter within the next two months, the Herald of Everett reports. If passed, Lynnwood would become the fifth city in Snohomish County to ban cigarettes and other kinds of tobacco in city parks, the paper reported.
Existing smoking bans are in effect in Lake Stevens, Bothell, Marysville and Sultan. Mill Creek has a smoking ban at its sports complex and Snohomish County is also considering a smoking ban for two wild areas, the Herald reported.
Lynnwood City Councilman Sid Roberts said that the exact wording of the smoking ban, and its potential consequences, have yet to be finalized. “It just seems to me that a park ought to be a place that is public,” Roberts told the Herald. “Our children are looking to adults to know what behavior to model. I just think that’s a good place for an example,” Roberts said.