, Norcross councilman Ross Kaul announced that an ordinance to prohibit smoking in all city parks would be proposed in the next policy work session.
Kaul brought up the issue at a Progressional Development Committee meeting, which stirred some debate from both sides.
"Secondhand smoking is worse for younger children and the elderly than primary," said Kaul. "I say no smoking in our parks, [and] no smoking where our children or our families are."
All tobacco products would be banned, added Kaul.
Norcross Patch asking for the public's stance on the subject. As of early Monday, 75 percent of voters agree with the ban. Eleven percent believe there should be designated areas for smoking and non-smoking, and 12 percent think there should be no ban at all.
Now it's your chance to keep the conversation going.
Speak Out: Whether you voted or not in the poll, what do you think of a no smoking ordinance in Norcross parks? Do you think it's necessary, or do you think you should be able to smoke where you please? Let us know in the comments section below.
The proposed ordinance will be discussed during the next policy work session on April 16 at 6:30 p.m. in , located at 65 Lawrenceville St. The session is open to the public.