After nearly one year of trying, members of Blackfoot's Independence High School student health council, along with Tracy Lambson from Southeastern Idaho Public Health, were successful in influencing the Blackfoot City Council to start enforcing a ,smoke free, park ordinance that is already on the books.
At Tuesday night's city council meeting, the council unanimously agreed to to begin enforcing the no smoking areas in the city's parks.
The council seemed to be in agreement that there "should be some areas in the park where people can smoke."
"Smokers pay taxes and they have a right to enjoy our parks too," said councilman Bart Brown. "However, they shouldn't have the right to infringe on the rights of other with something that could be damaging to their health.
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