Grand Island - New City Codes

October 8, 2019

On September 11th, 2019 - Grand Island went smoke and vape free in public places and places of employment. Now wherever you cannot smoke you cannot use e-cigarettes as well. The city also added that you must be 19 to purchase tobacco products in Grand Island. The age to purchase tobacco will be 19 for the entire state starting January 1, 2020. Below are the brief city codes for more information/definitions/explanations please visit the Grand Island City Code page (website below). 

 

City Codes:

§39-4. Smoking Prohibited; Exceptions It shall be unlawful for any person to smoke or vape in a place of employment or a public place, except as designated by a proprietor pursuant to this Section.

 

§20-20.  Tobacco; Possession By Minors

               (A)  It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of nineteen (19) years to possess any tobacco products, vapor products or alternative nicotine products.

 

City Codes: Visit Chapter 20 and Chapter 39

 

http://city.grand-island.com/City_Code/ref_code_index.htm

 

Information Regarding E-Cigarettes: 

 

 

Surgeon General Advisory:

https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/documents/surgeon-generals-advisory-on-e-cigarette-use-among-youth-2018.pdf

 

Know the Risks:

https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/

 

Secondhand Aerosol: 

https://no-smoke.org/electronic-smoking-devices-secondhand-aerosol/

 

Tobacco Free Nebraska E-Cigarette Page: 

http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/E-Cigarettes.aspx

(There are two great videos on this page by Dr. Brian King (CDC)). 

 

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