City of East Orange, NJ
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the City of East Orange 12-18-2012 by Ord. No. 2-2012. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Personnel policies — See Ch. 60.

§ 294-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following words shall have the following meanings:
ENCLOSED AREA
All areas between a floor and a ceiling, extending to the outer perimeter walls of a structure.
MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS
Includes all structures owned, leased, rented and/or operated by the City of East Orange, and/or occupied by City employees and used for official business of the City of East Orange.
PARKS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
Includes all public parks, playgrounds, ball fields publicly owned or leased by the City of East Orange, and all property owned or leased by the City of East Orange upon which the public is invited or upon which the public is permitted and where individuals gather for recreational activities, including all areas adjacent to such facilities, and including, but not limited to, any parking area driveway or drive aisle.
SMOKING
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, or the inhaling or exhaling of smoke or vapor from an electronic smoking device.

§ 294-2 Prohibition of smoking in public places; signs.

A. 
Smoking shall be prohibited in all municipal buildings as defined herein. No-smoking signs or the international no-smoking symbol (consisting of a pictorial representation of a burning cigarette enclosed in a red circle with a diagonal red line through its cross section) shall be clearly, sufficiently and conspicuously posted at each municipal building entrance and within each closed area where smoking is prohibited by this section. The signs shall be clearly visible to the public and shall contain letters or a symbol which contrasts in color with the sign, indicating that smoking is prohibited therein. The sign shall also indicate that violators are subject to a fine.
B. 
Smoking shall be prohibited within a thirty-five-foot radius of the front entrance of all municipal buildings. No-smoking signs or the international no-smoking symbol (consisting of a pictorial representation of a burning cigarette enclosed in a red circle with a diagonal red line through its cross section) shall be clearly, sufficiently and conspicuously posted both on the building and at the thirty-five-foot perimeter of the front entrance of all municipal buildings when smoking is prohibited by this section. The signs shall be clearly visible to the public and shall contain letters or a symbol, which shall also indicate that violators are subject to a fine.
C. 
Smoking shall be prohibited in all public parks and recreation facilities owned or leased by the City of East Orange and all property owned or leased by the City of East Orange upon which the public is invited or upon which the public is permitted and where individuals gather for recreational activities, including all areas adjacent to such facilities, and including, but not limited to, any parking area, driveway or drive aisle, which have been designated with no-smoking signs. No-smoking signs or the international no-smoking symbol (consisting of a pictorial representation of a burning cigarette enclosed in a red circle with a diagonal red line through its cross section) shall be clearly, sufficiently and conspicuously posted in all areas regulated by this section. The signs shall be clearly visible to the public and shall contain letters or a symbol which contrasts in color with the sign, indicating that smoking is prohibited at the designated area. The sign shall also indicate that violators are subject to a fine.
D. 
Smoking shall be prohibited in any vehicle registered to the City of East Orange.

§ 294-3 Enforcement.

The enforcement authority of this chapter shall be the Police Department, Fire Department, Recreation Department, Public Works Department, and Health Department of the City of East Orange.

§ 294-4 Violations and penalties.

Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not less than $250 for the first offense, $500 for the second offense and $1,000 for each subsequent offense. Any municipal employee found in violation of this chapter may also be subject to discipline in accordance with the provisions of the City of East Orange's policies and procedures.