On October 22, 2019, Broomfield City Council passed two ordinances to address youth vaping:
Ordinance No. 2104 expands the existing smoke-free ordinance to include use of electronic smoking devices in the definition of smoke or smoking. It also updates the Broomfield municipal code to mirror state law, and adds specified outdoor areas such as public parks and open space, sporting venues, transit waiting areas, and outdoor dining and bar areas to the list of public places where smoking—and now vaping—are prohibited. This ordinance goes into effect January 1, 2020.
Ordinance No. 2105 requires any retailers selling tobacco/vape products in Broomfield to apply for a license and pay a licensing fee. There would be penalties for retailers that violate the law by selling to anyone under the age of 21, including fines and the risk of losing their license to sell tobacco/vape products. It also raises the minimum legal sales age from 18 to 21 years. This ordinance goes into effect October 1, 2020.
PLEASE NOTE On December 20, 2019, the president signed legislation to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and raise the federal minimum age of sale of tobacco products from 18 to 21 years. It is now illegal for a retailer to sell any tobacco product–including cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes–to anyone under 21. The FDA will provide additional details on this as they become available at the FDA website.
Broomfield Public Health and Environment will provide updated information here as it is available.