NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Naples has taken its smoking ban outdoors, forbidding lighting up in public parks and during demonstrations and cultural events if children or pregnant women are nearby.

Violators risk fines from $40-$370, according to a city ordinance that went into effect Nov. 17. Already, smoking in Naples — like the rest of Italy — is banned in restaurants, offices and other closed public places like airports.

Naples decided to expand its ban outside because health officials recently reported that the death rate of victims from respiratory illness and lung cancer was "significantly" higher in Naples than the rest of the country, according to the ordinance.