LINCOLN HEIGHTS, OH (FOX19)- Lincoln Heights became the first tobacco-free community in Hamilton County.
The Village Council unanimously passed the policy in a 6-0 vote.
The Lincoln Heights Tobacco Free Village policy went into effect immediately after the May 24th Council meeting. The policy applies to all indoor and outdoor areas.
Councilman John Key led the charge in moving the policy forward.
"Tobacco use is one of the leading causes of death in this country and each day there are thousands of young people who try their first cigarette," John Key, Lincoln Heights Councilman said. "By creating a 100% Tobacco Free Village policy we are making sure that our families and children are in a healthy environment and can breathe fresh air."
The village is working close with the Lincoln Heights Police Department to make sure the new policy is enforced.
The consequence for using any form of tobacco is a fine.