Mendham Township Library, Brookside, NJ

Tobacco Policy

Smoking or the use of smokeless tobacco products is prohibited anywhere inside or on the grounds of the Mendham Township Library. For the purpose of this policy, “smoking” means the burning of, inhaling from, exhaling the smoke from, or the possession of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe, or any other matter or substance which contains tobacco or any other matter that can be smoked. “Smokeless tobacco products” shall include, but not be limited to chew, pouches, and any form of tobacco that promotes spitting. “Library grounds” shall include all property, including but not limited to the walkways, unpaved areas, driveways.

Any officer or employee of the Library may enforce this policy. When necessary, employees are encouraged to request the assistance of the Police department to enforce compliance with the policy.

Violations of this policy may result in warnings, banning from the premises, penalties, and criminal prosecution in addition to the penalties available under the Smoke-free Air Act.

If any provision or application of this policy shall be held invalid, such invalidity shall pertain only to that specific provision or application, and shall not affect the other provisions of this ordinance, which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application.