WEIRTON, W.Va. - Weirton has established a no smoking policy in its municipal parks and grounds.
The Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation established the smoke-free policy at its July meeting, citing the health risks associated with secondhand smoke, especially on children.
Recreation Director Terry Weigel tells The Weirton Daily Times that the policy stems from the park board's belief that it has a responsibility to look after the safety and well-being of all patrons who visit its attractions.
He said that extends to the litter often associated with smoking.
New "no smoking" signs will soon be posted at city parks.