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Posted on: December 8, 2020

Smoking Ban Goes into Effect Jan. 1

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Earlier this year, the Concord City Council adopted an ordinance prohibiting smoking and vaping in and around multiunit and attached housing units. This restriction applies to both interior and exterior areas (patios, balconies, decks or porches) of rental and ownership housing types including apartments, attached condominiums, and townhomes. There are provisions in the regulations that allow for designated smoking areas meeting certain criteria, such as being 25 feet from an area used by children.  

The ordinance, which was passed at the January 7 Council meeting, went into effect on February 6, 2020, and became immediately effective for new units (new construction), but provided for a phase-in period for existing housing units.  

For existing units, the ban will go into effect on January 1, 2021.   

You can find more information about the new ordinance on our Smoking Regulations web page

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A principios de este año, el Concilio de la Ciudad de Concord adoptó una ordenanza que prohíbe fumar y vapear en y alrededor de apartamentos de vivienda multi-unidades así como en vivienda adjuntas. Esta restricción se aplica tanto a las áreas interiores y exteriores (patios, balcones, terrazas o porches) de los tipos de vivienda de alquiler o de propiedad, incluidos apartamentos, condominios adjuntos y casas adosadas. Hay disposiciones en las regulaciones que permiten áreas designadas para fumar que cumplan ciertos criterios, como estar a 25 pies de distancia de un área utilizada por los niños.  

La ordenanza, que fue aprobada en la reunión del Concilio del 7 de enero, entró en vigor el 6 de febrero del 2020, y es inmediatamente efectiva para las nuevas unidades (nueva construcción), pero contiene un período de inclusión gradual para las unidades de vivienda existentes.  

Para las unidades existentes, la prohibición entra en vigor el 1 de enero del 2021.  

Para obtener más información sobre la nueva ordenanza, visite: http://cityofconcord.org/846/Smoking-Regulations 

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