By: Angela Garrity
Columbia, South Carolina is moving to revise the city’s anti-smoking ordinance to include e-cigarettes in the ban that currently applies to bars and restaurants in the city limits, WVLT reports.
City Councilman Howard Duvall says, “What it does is, it takes the smoking ordinance that was passed in 2006 and updates it to include electronic cigarettes and vaping apparatus. It tightens the restrictions on where you can smoke or vape, including public events. City parks will now be smoke-free including electronic cigarettes.”
The second reading for the proposed ordinance to ban vaping devices in the city’s restaurants, bars, and hotels will be at the next council meeting next Tuesday, May 7th.
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