Tobacco Free Lancaster County Educates Public on City Ordinance E-Cigarettes Ban
Tobacco Free Lancaster County (www.tobaccofreelancastercounty.org) believes this is an exciting step in protecting and promoting the public’s health and wellbeing. Effective January 1, 2020, electronic cigarette use became prohibited in all places of employment and indoor public places. The ordinance change follows a unanimous vote on December 16 by the City Council to include vapor products in Chapter 8.50 of the Lincoln Municipal Code.
You can ensure cleaner, safer air for your employees and visitors by adopting or revising your tobacco-free campus policy. An inclusive tobacco-free campus policy highlights your company’s concern for health and safety by voluntarily creating a policy restricting tobacco use across the entire campus, including entrances, parking lots, and vehicles.
Tobacco Free Lancaster County coalition and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department are here to offer free assistance and support in adopting a tobacco-free policy. Resources available include a toolkit to guide your planning, signage, and educational material. Tobacco Free Lancaster County consists of over 30 community partner agencies and several individuals. Their purpose is protecting the public by eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke, preventing youth from starting to use tobacco, providing tobacco education to all populations, and encouraging people to quit. For more information about the ordinance or how your business can become a tobacco free-campus, please visit www.tobaccofreelancastercounty.org or call (402) 441-4108.