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Smoke Free Campus Policy Voted On at December Board Meeting

On December 18, the Peoria Public Library Board of Trustees considered implementing a new policy to make all Peoria Public Library property smoke free. At the time of this writing, it is expected that the policy will have passed and will be implemented on January 1. For confirmation and details visit the library website at www.peoriapubliclibrary.org

The policy is aimed at making Peoria Public Library a welcoming, healthy and safe environment for both patrons and staff. Due to acknowledged health hazards arising from exposure to second hand smoke, the library will be a smoke and tobacco free environment.

The use of any smoke in any form, including inhaling, exhaling, burning or carrying any lighted or heated cigar as well as the use of all forms of tobacco including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, water pipes (hookahs), electronic cigarettes (vaporizers), and smokeless tobacco will be prohibited on all Peoria Public Library property, although smoking in private vehicles that are parked at least 25 feet from an entrance or air intake vent will be allowed.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy products, known as nicotine patches, approved by the FDA are not considered a tobacco product.

Peoria Public Library joins many other institutions in the city in providing a healthier environment.


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