Smokers at village hall will henceforth have to “take it to the curb” before they light up, due to a new ordinance banning all tobacco use on village-owned property.

And for those who think they can get their nicotine buzz from a heaping pull of chaw, think again. The new ordinance also bans the use of chewing tobacco on village land, as well as electronic cigarettes and vaporizers.

According to a village news release, Oak Park “has become the first municipality in the state to go tobacco-free.”

The ban includes Oak Park’s police stations, public works department, municipal parking garages and — duh — the fire department.

“This policy reflects a commitment at all levels of village government to improve the health of residents and visitors,” Interim Health Director Lisa Shelley said in the news release.

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