The City Council hereby declares it to be the policy and intent of this City to discourage and ban the use of tobacco products by minors. As basis for this policy, the City Council hereby finds and accepts the medical evidence that smoking tobacco may cause lung cancer, heart disease, emphysema and other serious health problems while the use of smokeless tobacco may cause gum disease and oral cancer. It is the further intent of the City Council in banning the use of tobacco products by minors to ease the personal tragedy and eradicate the severe economic loss associated with the use of tobacco and to provide the City with a citizenry free from the use of tobacco.
(Ord. 2012-01. Passed 1-3-12.)