You absolutely can't smoke here. Not at all. But if you do, well... um... okay.
Yes, it sounds at least a little absurd to institute a policy that is unenforceable, but that's what the city is doing. In a late May resolution, the Oklahoma City Council declared all city parks to be tobacco-free. The problem is that state law prohibits municipalities from instituting stronger anti-smoking laws than those on the state books, and the state says smoking can't be restricted in most public areas. Still, city officials are hopeful the policy, along with some new signs, will encourage park users to voluntarily refrain from lighting up.
And you can help pick the sign. The four choices shown here were submitted to the Oklahoma City Park Commission, and the city is asking for online votes. Just pick which one you like best and email the choice (A, B, C or D) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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