01 May '11, 2pm

Cleveland's New City Health Bans: No Smoking Outside and No Trans Fats Inside

Cleveland's New City Health Bans: No Smoking Outside and No Trans Fats Inside

When you think of healthy cities where does your mind normally wander? Portland, San Francisco, or maybe somewhere in Colorado. But Cleveland, that's certainly not what comes to my mind. But that could soon change considering the steps that Cleveland is taking to be called "Healthy Cleveland," according to a story on Fox 8 Cleveland . "We are going to surpass other cities. We not only have better institutions, we have better people," said councilman Joe Cimperman. Outdoor Smoking Bans Cimperman is sponsoring an initiative called "Healthy Cleveland." Part of his plan includes an outdoor smoking ban . The outdoor smoking ban includes public parks, picnic areas, and playgrounds. Other city-owned properties like public pools, lakes, golf courses, cemeteries, and lakefront piers are also included in the ban. Smokers will have to walk 150 feet away from their place of employment...

Full article: http://planetgreen.discovery.com/food-health/clevelands-n...

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