Denison bans smoking at youth ballparks

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DENISON, Tex. -- The red circle with the slanted line through it will start to mean something if you live in Denison.

The Denison City Council has approved a no-smoking policy at two separate kid-oriented parks.

The policy is effective immediately at the Waterloo Park Field. Then in September, the Culpepper Field will ban adults from smoking inside the park.

Little League association president Scott Marr says this rule has been a long time coming.

"It’s a bad influence on our kids. Ages 5 to12, there are 400 kids, and we have more smoking areas than non-smoking areas. We just want to be a good influence for our kids."

Denison Parks and Recreation has been looking at a policy like this for some time.

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