P.O. Box 429
Mt. Lake, MN 56159
Smokers will no longer be able to
light up at area parks thanks to a
vote by the Mt. Lake City Council at
its June 22 meeting.
The policy, which also includes
e-cigarettes, will be adopted at Monday’s
council meeting and goes into
effect Aug. 1.
The tobacco-free policy covers all
facilities, parks (Lawcon Park and
City Park), trails, beaches, boat landings,
open space, and other property
owned, leased, rented, contracted,
used or controlled by the city of Mt.
Lake for parks and recreational
The policy applies to all visitors
and staff on park property. Organizers
and attendees at public or private
events on city park property are
required to abide by the ban. Event
organizers are also responsible for
communication and enforcement.
The only area not covered is Island
“Campfires would make it difficult
for campers to tell the difference
between tobacco smoke and campfire
smoke,” Luke Ewald said of the
Ewald, public health educator
with Des Moines Valley Health and
Human Services, is coordinating the
effort called Start Noticing.
A coalition between Jackson and
Cottonwood counties, Start Noticing
aims to eliminate exposure to the
harmful effects of tobacco use.
Signs funded by Des Moines Valley
Tobacco-Free Communities will be
posted in various locations.
The complete story can be found in the print
version of the Observer/Advocate.
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