Town of Barnstable Announces Adoption of New Smoking Regulations
The Board of Health of the Town of Barnstable Massachusetts in accordance with and under the authority granted by Section 31 of Chapter 111 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, hereby announces that during the public hearing held on November 27, 2018, the Board voted unanimously to adopt amendments to Chapter 371 of the Town of Barnstable Code, Smoking.
This Regulation now expands the definition of tobacco products to include any product(s) derived from tobacco or nicotine including e-cigarettes and vaping devices, increases the minimum legal sales age for tobacco products to 21, and bans tobacco product sales in educational institutions. A tobacco sales permit will not be issued to any new applicant for a retail location within five hundred feet of a public or private elementary or secondary school.
This Regulation also bans smoking within ten feet of any municipal building entranceway accessible to the public, bans smoking at municipal- owned parks, playgrounds, beaches, and athletic fields, and bans smoking at public transportation waiting areas (i.e. bus and taxi waiting areas). The use of e-cigarettes is prohibited wherever smoking is prohibited.
This Regulation goes into effect on December 30, 2018. Copies of the Regulation are available at the Public Health Division Office at 200 Main Street Hyannis and online at www.townofbarnstable.us
Paul J. Canniff, D.M.D., Chairman
Donald A. Guadagnoli, M.D.
TOWN OF BARNSTABLE
BOARD OF HEALTH