At the April meeting, the Hebron city council approved a tobacco-free policy for city-owned outdoor recreational facilities.
Several students from Thayer Central presented the resolution to council members. Rachel Heitmann, senior at Thayer Central and speaker for the group, outlined the benefits of establishing a tobacco-free policy including the health and role modeling benefits.
Outdoor recreational facilities in which tobacco use will be prohibited include Roosevelt Park, Willard Park, Hebron Sports and Recreation Complex, Hebron Walking Trail, Hebron Municipal Pool and the Arboretum. This will include restrooms, parking lots, and spectator and concession areas.
Tobacco products include e-cigarette products, cigars, smokeless tobacco, cigarillos, cigarettes, snus and snuff.
The resolution is effective immediately upon the date of adoption.
Signs will be posted prominently at each location.
Those who are found violating the policy may be asked to cease tobacco use or to leave the facility premises.