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File #: 160963    Version: 0
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/1/2016 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 11/22/2016
Effective date: 12/13/2016    
Title: An ordinance prohibiting the use of smokeless tobacco at sports facilities and recreational areas.
Sponsors: ALD. MURPHY
Indexes: SMOKING
Attachments: 1. Letter from Allan H. Selig, 2. Notice Published on 12-12-16
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12/12/20160 CITY CLERK PUBLISHED   Action details Meeting details Not available
12/2/20160 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
11/22/20160 COMMON COUNCIL PASSEDPass13:1 Action details Meeting details Not available

Minutes note: Appearing: Ald. Murphy - Sponsor Bevan Baker - Commissioner of Milwaukee Health Department Denis Lynch, D.D.S., Professor of Oral and Maxiillofacial Pathology - Marquette University John Schachter - Campaign for Tobacco-Fre Kids. Crystal West - community Health Worker Azure'De Williams - Multicultural Initiatives Director, American Heart Association Students from Franklin High School: - Shreya Jain - Olivia Banach Ms. Dona Wininsky - Ald. Murphy's constitutent & Lung Association employee
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
11/1/20160 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available

An ordinance prohibiting the use of smokeless tobacco at sports facilities and recreational areas.
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This ordinance prohibits the use of smokeless tobacco at sporting event venues. A sporting event venue includes the entire physical area in which the sporting event occurs, including open, semi-open and enclosed spaces and structures, playing fields, team bench areas, vendor areas, spectator seating areas, parking lots and designated tailgating areas. This prohibition does not apply to tobacco cessation products. Any person violating this prohibition shall be subject to a $100 to $250 forfeiture.

No person in charge of controlling, governing or directing the activities at a sporting event venue where the use of smokeless tobacco is prohibited may allow another person to use smokeless tobacco. Any such person in charge violating this prohibition, after first receiving a warning notice, shall be subject to a $100 forfeiture. No person in charge shall be required to forfeit more than $100 in total for all violations occurring on a single day.

Whereas, Public health authorities, including the Surgeon General of the United States and the National Cancer Institute, have found that smokeless tobacco use is hazardous to health and can lead to nicotine addiction; and

Whereas, The National Cancer Institute states that smokeless tobacco contains at least 28 chemicals that cause cancer, and according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, smokeless tobacco has 10 times the amount of some cancer-causing substances as smoking tobacco; and

Whereas, According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, 17.4% of male Wisconsin high-school students use smokeless tobacco, and each year, about 535,000 children between the ages of 12-17 use smokeless tobacco for the first time; and

Whereas, The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) r...

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