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Input Sought on Proposed Rule to Ban E-Cig Use at Bars & Restaurants

Board of Health Proposes Rule to Ban E-Cig Use in Bars & Restaurants

From the Orange County Health Department:

In January 2016, the Orange County Board of Health reviewed the emerging evidence on the risks of secondhand e-cigarette aerosol exposure and voted to develop a proposed rule to address the public health risk associated with it. 

The proposed Orange County Board of Health rule would prohibit e-cigarette use in the enclosed areas of restaurants and bars in Orange County including the towns of Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, Carrboro, and the parts of Mebane and other communities that are located within the County limits.

Click here to read the draft rule in its entirety.

Click here to review the Frequently Asked Questions document.

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Share Your Thoughts with the Health Department:

The Board of Health is actively seeking public input on the proposed rule. They have provided five ways for people to share comments, concerns, or support.
·   Online Survey - - Click here to take the online survey
·   Telephone Message Line – (919) 245-2480
·   Email - Click here to send your comments via email
·   U.S. Mail - Must be received by April 24, 2016 - Send mail to:
                       Orange County Health Department
                       Attn: Proposed E-Cig Rule
                      300 West Tryon Street
                      Hillsborough, NC 27278
·  Public Hearing - Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 7:00 PM at the Orange County Health Department, 300 West Tryon Street in Hillsborough, NC. After the public hearing on April 27, 2016, the Board of Health will discuss and vote on the proposed rule.

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