City of Miami Commission approved an ordinance introduced by Commissioner Manolo Reyes that prohibits the consumption of tobacco, cannabis, and the use of electric cigarettes in City Parks and Beaches.
“City beaches and parks are public spaces where residents enjoy time outdoors. Mainly, they are places where parents take their children to enjoy sports activities. It would be contradictory to think that we are taking our children and the elderly to places where they will be affected by secondhand smoke that causes such a negative effect on health,” said Commissioner Reyes.
The ordinance will take effect 10 days after it is approved by the Commission. During this period, notifications will be posted in public buildings, parks and beaches to inform the population. Those who do not comply with the new ordinance could face fines.