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Our next Tobacco Free Partnership meeting will take place on March 12th at 3:00 pm. The location of the meeting will be the Flagler Hospital Alicia Conference Room. Directions can be found by clicking the meetings tab in the menu button.
Bill to Regulate Electronic Cigarettes Submitted by Rep. Renuart
St. Johns County's Representative Ron Renuart filed HB 153 to regulate the sale and possession of electronic nicotine delivery devices, commonly called e-cigarettes. HB 153 would prohibit the sale and posssesion of e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18. Additionally, vendors must display certain signage and the Division of Business and Professional Regulation would be required to report violations of sales to minors. The companion bill in the Senate is SB 224. For more information, visit www.myfloridahouse.gov.
New Flavored Tobacco Ordinance for St. Johns County
The Board heard for second reading a Flavored Tobacco Ordinance that will prohibit any person, business, tobacco retailer, or other vendor from placing any flavored tobacco products in an open display unit or selling flavored tobacco products by any means other than a vendor-assisted sale in which the customer has no access to the flavored tobacco product without the assistance of the vendor. This restriction shall not apply to any establishment that prohibits persons less than 18 years of age on the premises. The ordinance provides for any enforcement action or legal remedy available under Florida law, including, but not limited to, a fine not exceeding $500 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding (60) days for a violation of the ordinance. The Board unanimously passed a motion to enact Ordinance No. 2013-36 restricting the display and sale of flavored tobacco products.
The St. Johns County Tobacco - Free Partnership is a community-wide, locally organized group collectively working towards eliminating initiation and use of tobacco among St. Johns County residents, supporting tobacco policy change and educating decision makers about the impact of tobacco on the lives of St Johns County residents and visitors.