Whiteville cracks down on tobacco use in city building, vehicles

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E-Cigarette smoking (Photo: TBEC Review / CC BY 2.0)

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The City of Whiteville is implementing some new rules that will impact smokers.

According to a news release, Whiteville has adopted a new ordinance which prohibits tobacco use and smoking of any kind in any city buildings, parks, or on city-owned vehicles.

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Whiteville is hoping to enhance the health of their citizens by getting rid of secondhand smoke.

There will be no designated smoking areas on city-owned properties.