The City of Oberlin prohibits tobacco use in specified areas of City Parks (specifically bleachers, playgrounds, ballfields, pavilions, etc.):
(a) Smoking, as defined in Section 506.01(m) of the Codified Ordinances, and the use of smokeless tobacco products is hereby prohibited in any areas of any Oberlin Park, as defined in Section 927.00, as may be established by the City Manager as non-smoking and tobacco-free zones.
(1) No person found to be smoking or using smokeless tobacco products in such designated non-smoking and tobacco-free zones in a park shall fail to immediately cease said activity when requested to do so by City staff, a Police Officer, a person charged with the management, operation or care of any City-owned park, or any baseball or softball umpire or soccer official.
(2) Should a person found to be smoking or using smokeless tobacco products in a non-smoking and tobacco free zone in a park not immediately cease said activity when requested to do so, pursuant to subsection (a)(1) hereof, he or she shall be guilty of a minor misdemeanor.
(3) Persons who repeatedly violate this section may be permanently banned from City Parks.
(4) Lack of intent to violate a provision of this chapter shall not be a defense to a violation.
(b) At least one sign informing the public of the ban shall be placed at the entrance of each such non-smoking and tobacco-free zone established by the City Manager. Notice shall also be placed at such location(s) within each park designated for notices and information, and shall be included in appropriate forms, documents and other materials provided to residents and others when reserving park facilities or space.
In addition, the City Council recently adopted an ordinance adding "vaping" e-cigarettes to the definition of smoking so that use of e-cigarettes is prohibited anywhere in the City where state law or local ordinance (see above) prohibits smoking: