Puffing goes poof outside city pool in new policy

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A new policy at the Franklin city pool is aimed at cutting back on smoking by forcing visitors to pay again if they leave to have a cigarette.

When the newly upgraded pool reopened this year, Franklin officials decided to change the pool rules. One of the changes this season included forcing anyone who leaves the aquatic center to pay admission again before being let back in.

The policy change has significantly reduced the number of people smoking outside the pool or in the parking lots, as well as cut down on other problems, such as people going to their cars to drink alcohol, officials say.

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