East Ridge officials take a stand against smoking.
You could soon be seeing more of these symbols on city property.
East Ridge City Manager, Tim Gobble says, "The intent is, as best the City can, to be a good example to our children, to promote public safety, enjoyment of the park, where people don't have to breathe in second hand smoke.
In front of Camp Jordan Arena is just one example of where you can't light up in East Ridge, residents seem to welcome the idea.
Ken Farmer; East Ridge Resident, says "Tobacco should be banned anywhere there is children present."
The city will assign designated smoking areas and place more of these signs around town.
Officials hope the ban will make parks more comfortable for non-smokers.
"Cut down on litter. Just the cigarette butts that are thrown out in the parking lots and throughout the field areas of the parks in the past, is just not very conducive to the atmosphere of the enjoyment of the parks," explains Gobble.
Some residents encourage smokers to use ashtrays and stop littering on the property.
Cayce Weekly, East Ridge Park goer says, "They need to be responsible for making sure they're putting it in the proper trash receptacles and taking care of the park that way and set a good example for the children."
Those who choose not to follow the ban could also face a fine.