COLUMBUS – The Town of Columbus recently adopted a new local law prohibiting smoking on all town-owned properties.
Smoking and/or vaping any substance using any device and/or method including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, electronic cigarettes and pipes, is prohibited in and on all town-owned properties, including but not limited to all public building, facilities, sidewalks, parking lots, parks, preserves, and playgrounds.
The purpose of this local law is to protect the health, safety and general welfare of the inhabitants of the Town of Columbus by establishing regulations on the smoking of any substances on town-owned property, including but not limited to town-owned buildings, facilities, sidewalks, parking lots, parks, preserves, and playgrounds.
Smoking means the burning of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or any other matter or substance which contains tobacco or cannabis as defined in Section 222.00 of the Penal Law, cannabinoid hemp as defined in Section three of the Cannabis Law and/or any other plant products intended for inhalation, whether natural or synthetic.
– Information from Columbus Town Supervisor Diane Scalzo