Supporters say the ban would eliminate second-hand smoke and keep litter out of public areas.
Detractors say it would take away a smoking citizen’s right to enjoy the parks they pay taxes to support.
Changes to the ordinance passed last month mean:
- Moore and Nash park will not be included in the restriction.
- Smoking will be allowed in parking lots.
- Ordinance will ban smoked products not smokeless tobacco products.
- Containers for buds will be placed in parking lots.
The ordinance will take effect July 1.
Boone, Asheville and Buncombe County have all passed similar outdoor smoking bans.