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Tobacco and E-cigarette Policy

The Jacksonville Public Library provides a tobacco/e-cigarette free environment that supports a safe and healthy community space.  This policy covers the smoking and use of any tobacco product such as cigarettes, pipes, cigars, “spit” tobacco and e-cigarettes. This smoking policy is intended to comply with the requirements of the Florida Statute, FSA § 386, and City of Jacksonville Ordinance, Section 420.204.

No use of tobacco products, including, but not limited to, cigarettes, e-cigarettes, pipes, cigars and “spit tobacco,” will be allowed within any Jacksonville Public Library location at any time.

Smoking tobacco, tobacco products, and e-cigarette use shall be permitted at least fifty (50) feet outside the building entrance, operable windows, and ventilation systems of enclosed areas to prevent tobacco smoke or vapors from e-cigarettes from entering those areas. All materials used for smoking, including cigarettes butts and matches, will be extinguished and disposed of in appropriate containers, and all e-cigarettes will be turned off and not operated within any Jacksonville Public Library location.

Approved by the Jacksonville Public Library Board of Trustees: July 12, 2018

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