JAY — Selectpersons on Monday adopted an updated Recreational Area Use Agreement that covers more than just a prohibition on smoking and tobacco products.

It also outlaws the use of marijuana, including in edibles, and electronic smoking devices at town recreational areas.

Selectpersons adopted the initial agreement in May 2015. At the time, it prohibited smoking, tobacco products and alcohol in recreation areas that include French Falls, Jay Village and Dow Field.

There were also other rules that forbid possession or use of firearms, explosives, fires, unless specifically authorized by law and/or with written permission of the town manager with appropriate permits. Those rules were not changed in the updated agreement.

The change will allow the town to qualify for grants, Town Manager Shiloh LaFreniere said.

Town representatives have been working with Healthy Community Coalition, an affiliate of the Franklin Community Health Network in Farmington, on looking at tobacco use in recreation areas, she said. It would enable the town to get signs indicating there is no smoking and it is a tobacco-free area.

Under the agreement, smoking means inhaling, exhaling, burning or carrying any lighted or heated cigar, cigarette, pipe or joint, or any other lighted or heated tobacco or plant product intended for inhalation, including hookahs and marijuana, whether natural or synthetic in any manner or in any form, according to the agreement.

Smoking also includes the use of an electronic smoking device, which creates an aerosol or vapor, in any manner or in any form, or the use of any oral smoking device for the purpose of circumventing the prohibition of smoking.

Non-smoked marijuana products such as edibles and dabs, are also included in the policy.

Tobacco is defined as all tobacco-derived or containing products, including but limited to cigarettes, cigars, little cigars, cigarillos and small, hand-rolled cigarettes known as bidis. Kreteks — cigarettes that are made with a blend of tobacco, cloves and other ingredients — are also forbidden.

The agreement also prohibits chewing tobacco, dip, snuff and nasal tobacco, among other tobacco products, including those that mimic tobacco by containing tobacco flavoring or delivering nicotine.

The agreement does not include products approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the purpose of cessation or nicotine replacement therapy.

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