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Claremont considering smoking ban in parks

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CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) - The city of Claremont, N.H., is looking at the idea of banning smoking at local parks.

City Councilor Charlene Lovett says she started discussion about the proposal after hearing from concerned parents.

She tells the Eagle Times the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board submitted a proposed ban last year, and she'd like the city to consider it.

City Manager Guy Santagate said he'd like to look at similar bans in other cities. He said there are areas of city parks where a smoker may not be noticed, making it tough to enforce a ban.

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