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​The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) is considering regulations to make all County and municipal government grounds smoke-free and the County park system tobacco-free.

According to the proposed regulations, this means all County, City and Town-operated buildings, vehicles and grounds would be smoke-free. This includes the city of Charlotte and six surrounding towns.The County park system (greenways, municipal golf courses except The Tradition, and facilities) would be free of all tobacco products, including all smoking products, as well as smokeless products (chew, dip, snuff) and electronic cigarettes.

A community forum to inform residents and gather feedback about the proposed regulations will be held Monday, Aug. 11 from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, Room 267, 600 East 4th Street, Charlotte. An informal drop-in will be held from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. prior to the forum.

Residents unable to attend the community forum can join the conversation online here via the County website.
The BOCC has set the official public hearing for the proposed regulations for the regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 6 p.m.

More information on the proposed regulations is available here.