Tobacco Use* Policy

PURPOSE:

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

POLICY:

Tobacco use* is prohibited inside all Albany Public Library locations and within 25 feet of entryways to all Albany Public Library locations.

*Tobacco use is defined as the use or preparation of any tobacco product (i.e. rolling of cigarettes, lighted cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, etc.) in or on any library property.

PROCEDURE:

Any person found using tobacco products will be asked to leave the building.

RESPONSIBILITY:

The staff of the Albany Public Library is responsible for compliance with this policy.

APPROVED:

Revised Policy Approved June 2014

(Original Policy Approved April 2011)

REVIEW DATE:

June 2016

 

Last updated: September 12, 2014