[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Bellefonte as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 4-4-2011 by Ord. No. 040411-01]
Pursuant to Section 1202 of the Borough Code (53 P.S. § 45101 et seq.), the Borough has the power to enact such ordinances as are necessary for the protection of the health, safety, morals and general welfare of the citizens of the Borough. It is the intent and purpose of this article to promote and protect the health, safety, morals and general welfare of the public and to eliminate the public health hazards from the use of tobacco in the Borough by persons under the age of 18, when these persons are prohibited from the lawful purchase of tobacco and persons 18 years of age and older are prohibited from lawfully providing tobacco to persons under the age of 18.
It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of 18 years to use or possess tobacco in any form within the Borough of Bellefonte.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any product or thing containing tobacco leaf, including, but not limited to, lighted or unlighted cigarettes, lighted or unlighted cigars, any other smoking product containing tobacco leaf, smokeless tobacco in any form, and a tobacco pipe containing pipe tobacco, whether lit or unlit, and including counterfeit tobacco products.
A violation of this article shall be a summary offense, and any person who violates this article shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of up to $300.