At its most recent meeting, the Franklin City Council approved a pair of anti-tobacco ordinances, raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21-years-old and prohibiting the use of any tobacco products in city-owned parks.
It is no longer legal for a person under 21-years-old to purchase, use or possess a tobacco product, e-cigarette or liquid nicotine. Any person who provides such products to a person under 21-years-old will be subject to a fine of $50 for a first offense and $100 for each subsequent offense.
Additionally, the use of any tobacco product or “anything that simulates smoking” is now prohibited in 11 city owned park properties.
Franklin is home to approximately 8,700 residents.