Readers Fwd: Phila. Parks & Rec Quietly Bans All Smoking

In a twist of fate that is sure to ameliorate all those butthurt e-cigarette users who were so fabulously shut down in Philly this month, a reader who has dealings with Philly’s Parks & Rec Department forwards this missive along:

To all Tenants and Concessionaires of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation,

In order to help ensure that our recreation centers, playgrounds and parks are clean, smoke-free and ready to use by citizens, staff, tenants and the public as a whole, effective immediately NO SMOKING BY THE PUBLIC OR PATRONS SHALL BE ALLOWED ON ANY LANDS OR FACILITIES UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF PHILADELPHIA PARKS & RECREATION.

Attached is the rule, quietly passed, we assume, and superseding an earlier one:

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So, yeah! Don’t be lighting up in the park!