PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Two months ago, Portland's city council unanimously voted to ban smoking in city parks -- now, signs are being installed in those parks to spread the word.
The ban affects parks like Tommy's in the Old Port, parts of the Eastern Promenade, and public spaces like Congress, Monument, and Longfellow Squares.
It's an addition to current ordinances already in place that ban smoking within 25 feet of playgrounds, athletic fields, and city-maintained beaches in Portland.
City officials say second hand smoke is still dangerous outdoors, and they've been taking steps over the years to ensure that their visitors and residents don't have to inhale it.
For more information about the city's smoke-free ordinances and a list of places affected, click here.