Public Notice: New Hanover County Health & Human Services Board to consider rule prohibiting e-cigarettes, asks for public comment

Posted December 3, 2019 at 10:57 am     Category: News ReleasePublic HealthPublic Notice

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Health and Human Services Board will consider the adoption of a rule that would prohibit the use of tobacco and the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (e-cigarettes), at the regular Health and Human Services Board meeting on Tuesday, December 17, at 8 a.m. at the Health and Human Services building located at 1650 Greenfield Street in Wilmington. The drafted rule prohibits the use of tobacco and e-cigarettes in county, town and city-owned buildings, vehicles and grounds, as well as in public places in New Hanover County, like restaurants, bars, entertainment venues and sidewalks.

The proposed rule would be a local regulation under the provision of the Health and Human Services Board, and an addition to the already existing local tobacco ordinance and the NC Smoke-free Restaurants and Bars Law.

The public is invited to review this proposed rule and provide comments and feedback by noon on Monday, December 16. The Health and Human Services Board will review the drafted rule and comments at the December 17 meeting before voting. View the proposed rule and provide feedback here. Copies of the proposed rule can also be obtained at the New Hanover County Department of Public Health located at 2029 South 17th Street, Wilmington NC, 28401.

If favorable, the rule will move to the Board of County Commissioners for their review and approval at a subsequent regular meeting before becoming effective.

For more information, visit Health.NHCgov.com.

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