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Smoking, Tobacco Use Policy

This policy is implemented to alleviate the adverse health effects of exposure to tobacco smoke and vaping aerosols for library patrons and library staff working in the Poestenkill Library building and/or on Poestenkill Library grounds; create a welcoming environment for library visitors; and improve the appearance of Poestenkill Library.

Poestenkill Library complies with Section 1399-O of New York State Public Health Law. “Smoking shall not be permitted and no person shall smoke within one hundred feet of the entrances, exits or outdoor areas of any public or association library as defined in subdivision two of section two hundred fifty-three of the education law; provided, however, that the provisions of this subdivision shall not apply to smoking in a residence, or within the real property boundary lines of such residential real property.”

Tobacco use is defined as the use or preparation of any tobacco product (i.e. rolling of cigarettes, lighted cigarettes, electronic nicotine and vapor delivery systems which includes e-cigarettes, vaping pens, e-hookahs and similar devices, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, etc.) in or on any library property.

Any person found using tobacco products will be asked to move at least one hundred feet from any entrance or exit of the building.

Approved by the Library Board of Trustees on January 25, 2021