Pima County gets a big, fat slap on the back for finally being on the cutting edge of something. Too bad we are on the cutting edge of one of the most inane trends wafting across the globe.
No more smoking on any Pima County property. This means you. This also means outdoors.
Pima County parks remain exempt from the ban, despite at least two news stories that stated otherwise. But the ban does apply to parking lots, outdoor county-sponsored events, and those grimy little cubbyholes behind Dumpsters where smokers had been previously “allowed” to puff in a Quasimodo-type stance so no one would see them and complain.
It’s not just the traditional cigarette that’s banned, either. The ordinance applies to “cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco, water pipes, hookahs, e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco, snuff and other products containing tobacco.”