New Smoking Ban for North Tonawanda
For those who smoke or vape, there is about to be some new regulations and restrictions that will force you to find new areas to light up.
According to reports this week, a newly passed ordinance bans smoking and vaping in every park across the city. Anyone caught breaking the rule may face a fine of up to $250. Repeat offenders could also be sent to jail for 15 days.
I grew up in a house in which both mom and dad were smokers. The way we looked at smoking back in the '70s and early '80s was much different than it is in 2020. I do remember the smell of smoke on my clothes and the lingering smell of smoke in the house. As a matter of fact, I to was a smoker for a while. It wasn't until I picked up running that I was able to get rid of the habit of smoking. Do I miss it? Every now and again, when I smell smoke, I do think about the days I used to smoke. It wasn't easy to move away from them but I sure do feel better without cigarettes.