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Vermont Vaping Clearinghouse

Policies & Laws

Welcome to the Vermont Vaping Clearinghouse, a comprehensive resource dedicated to providing the community resources to reduce vaping. As part of our extensive series of anti-vaping resources, this particular page offers a curated selection of data, research studies, policy recommendations, and legislative templates specifically designed to inform and support those shaping public policy in this critical area. Whether you’re drafting new regulations, seeking to understand the latest trends in vaping, or looking for successful case studies, our aim is to provide you with the most relevant and effective tools to combat the growing challenge of vaping in our communities.

Schools & Youth

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Tobacco-Free School District

This resource by the American Heart Association aims to guide school districts in creating comprehensive tobacco-free policies. The PDF provides model policy language that addresses smoking, vaping, and other forms of tobacco use on school grounds, in school vehicles, and at school-sponsored events. The goal is to protect students and staff from exposure to harmful tobacco products and promote a healthy environment.

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Youth Sports Policies – Lyndon, VT

Youth baseball and softball league policies including the prohibition of the use of any and all alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, or smoking products. Relevant language begins on page 5.

FNESU Alcohol & Drug Substance Policy

Example policy from the Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union (FNESU) including policy and procedural functions for infraction of the policy

Smoke Free Policies

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Town Smokefree Policy Template

A template for towns to restrict public use of tobacco, tobacco substitutes, and marijuana/cannabis

Smoke-free Municipal-Owned Parks, Beaches and Recreational Areas

Policy Template for Smoke-free Municipal-Owned Parks, Beaches and Recreational Areas from the VT Department of Health Tobacco Control Program

General Resources

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Point of Sale Playbook

ChangeLab Solutions’ Point of Sale Playbook is a resource for communities seeking to regulate how tobacco products are marketed and sold. It offers policy options to address the “four Ps” of tobacco marketing: price, place, product, and promotion. The Playbook provides examples of local implementation and outlines a framework for creating effective regulatory policies for tobacco sales. It’s intended to be used alongside ChangeLab Solutions’ Tobacco Retailer Licensing Playbook for a comprehensive approach to tobacco control.

Tobacco Control Network

Interactive State Tobacco Policy Map

The Tobacco Control Network’s State Policy webpage aims to be a central resource for understanding tobacco control policies across the United States. It features an interactive map allowing users to see which states have implemented specific policies like smoke-free laws, tobacco taxes, or e-cigarette restrictions.

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Town of Weathersfield’s Zoning Bylaw

The Town of Weathersfield’s Zoning Bylaw (as adopted April 5, 2021) establishes mandatory buffer zones between drug and tobacco paraphernalia establishments and sensitive land uses, and regulates the density of such establishments.

Vermont Dept of Health – Policies & Laws

Vermont has a proud history of state laws and policies protecting residents and visitors from the harms of tobacco and nicotine. At the highest level, Vermont’s laws regulate the sale and purchase of all tobacco products and restrict the use of lit tobacco products and tobacco substitutes, like e-cigarettes and other vaping devices, in workplaces and public areas, with very few exemptions.

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Vermont Statutes Online – Education Tobacco Use Policy

Law prohibiting the use of tobacco products on school grounds or public school sponsored functions.

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Vermont Municipal Regulation of Alcohol and Tobacco Advertising

This report provides an analysis of available authority under Vermont law to regulate alcohol and tobacco at the municipal level and provide specific examples of such municipal regulations currently in effect as of the time of its publication in 2016.

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Cigarette Tax and Tobacco Products Tax (Including Electronic Cigarettes)

This page on the Vermont Department of Taxes website provides information about cigarette and tobacco taxes in the state. It explains who is responsible for paying these taxes, clarifies regulations for the sale of tobacco products, and outlines the process for retailers to verify the tax status of products they receive.