Health districts urge Norwich to ban tobacco from city parks
Norwich - Officials from the Uncas and Ledge Light health districts are asking Norwich officials to consider making city parks tobacco free to reduce health risks and provide a positive role model to children.
Patrick McCormack, director of the Uncas Health District, and Cindy Barry, senior program coordinator for Ledge Light District, presented the City Council Monday with a report titled "Making your Parks Tobacco Free," written by Action Communities for Health, Innovation and Environmental Change of New London County. The group was founded as a heart disease and stroke prevention effort.
The group is a coalition of 16 health, human services and civic organizations promoting tobacco-free parks, public buildings and even public housing throughout the county.