Strict smoking limits in effect on county property

By on January 10, 2013

A tobacco-free ordinance went into effect Jan. 1 prohibiting tobacco use at Dare County facilities and vehicles.

The new ordinance prohibits smoking, except in designated areas, and the use of tobacco on the grounds of any Dare County government building, grounds of Parks and Recreation facilities, Dare County Public Libraries, the Manteo Airport and the grounds of any facilities owned, leased, occupied, or operated by Dare County.

Tobacco use is also prohibited in county vehicles.

Individuals may file a complaint with a supervisor or facility manager against anyone who does not comply with the ordinance.

Dare County employees who violate the ordinance will be subject to sanctions consistent with human resources policies. Violations by members of the public may result in a $50 fine.

For more information on the ordinance, visit For information on quitting or for help quitting tobacco, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

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