Vaping and Tobacco Regulations

Vaping and Smoking in Public Places

  • 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 is effective as of January 1, 2020.  

Tobacco Retail Licensing

  • Ordinance 2173 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.  

Resources for Businesses Related to Ordinance 2104