During last week’s City of Marinette’s common council meeting, the council agreed to amend the no-smoking ordinance to include no smoking or vaping in playground areas within the City of Marinette. Mayor Steve Genisot says, “we’ve had requests from the Healthy Youth Coalition that we get our ordinance up to date with people vaping more.”

After a lengthy discussion, whether the ordinance should clearly specify what is meant by a playground area. The council decided against the playground definition but approved the amendment to ban smoking and vaping in city-owned playground areas. The ordinance does not go into effect immediately. First, they must sign it in and then posted in news outlets. For more about the ordinance visit marinette.wi.us.