Town of Niskayuna Public Hearing on including e-cigs in tobacco-free parks policy on July 28

Written by Lauren Sears on July 22, 2020

The Town of Niskayuna is inviting public comment on expanding the provisions of a local law that prohibits the use of tobacco products in town parks to also prohibit e-cigarette use. The public hearing is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 as part of the regularly scheduled Town Board meeting.

The town of Niskayuna was the first Capital District municipality to make its parks tobacco-free in 2008. The proposed amendment would enhance the protections provided to park visitors by also preventing harmful exposure to e-cigarette emissions which may continue particulate matter and be inhaled into the lungs. You can read the draft amendment here.

There are several ways you can participate in this public hearing and share your views:

  • By video conference, copy this link into your web browser: : https://meet.google.com/oug-gceb-dic
  • By telephone, dial +1 754 -610-3088 and enter the following PIN: 346388428
  • If you are unable to participate electronically or by telephone but would like to submit a comment to be read during the public hearing, you can email your comment to publichearing@niskayuna.org by 5:00 p.m. on July 28, 2020

This information is also available on the Town of Niskayuna website.