Collingswood Goes Smoke-Free

On Oct. 7, Collingwood Commissioners passed an ordinance banning smoking on publicly-owned property

Defined as “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”– smoking is now prohibited on any municipally-owned property including within a 35-foot radius of the front entrance of municipal buildings. 

This includes but is not limited to Roberts pool, municipal playgrounds, parking areas, driveways, and drive aisles adjacent to municipal buildings like Borough Hall, The Community Center, and Police Station. Non-smoking areas will be identified with signage in the next month. Violators are subject to a fine up to $1,000.

The Borough of Collingswood and Collingswood Green Team are committed to creating a safe and healthy environment for all. The ordinance recognizes the importance of preventing the youth, residents, and visitors of Collingswood from being exposed to secondhand smoke and enhancing the appearance of public spaces by eliminating the litter created by smoking such as cigarette butts, ashes, and packaging.