Lilburn is extending the original 60-day moratorium on businesses selling alternative nicotine products through July 8. (Wikimedia)

Lilburn extends alternative nicotine moratorium

The Lilburn City Council recently approved a resolution to extend the original 60-day moratorium on businesses selling alternative nicotine products through July 8. The additional time is based on recommendations from Lilburn’s staff who feel they need additional time for research and proper discussion,

impose a temporary moratorium on applications for licenses and permits to operate such establishments to review and consider the necessary regulations.

The initial moratorium resulted from an inordinate amount of business inquiries related to vape shops, or businesses that sell alternative nicotine products. The city defines “alternative nicotine products” as any electronic product or device that employs an electronic heating element, power source, electronic circuit, battery, or other electronic, chemical or mechanical means to produce a vapor that delivers nicotine to the person inhaling from the device, including e-cigarettes, e-cigars, and e-pipes.

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