Cedar Rapids City Council approves smoking restrictions

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) -- Cedar Rapids is restricting smoking in parks - the vote Tuesday night changes the ordinance.

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It bans smoking within 30 feet of anywhere children gather -- including playgrounds, golf clubhouses and recreation centers. The ban doesn't include chewing tobacco or e-cigarettes. The city hopes this will cut down on children's exposure to second hand smoke.