Ben Johnson

Smoking ban tabled after heated debate

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A proposal that would’ve completely banned all tobacco use and smoking – including the use of e-cigarettes – in Minneapolis parks was tabled after commissioners couldn’t agree on the best way to enforce the ban.

At-large Commissioner John Erwin, who authored the proposed policy along with District 2 Commissioner Jon Olson, removed two provisions from the policy right before its June 4 public hearing.

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