By: Angela garrity
The Republic reports that Columbus Indiana is considering adding vaping into the city’s smoking ordinance. The request is being driven by officials from Columbus Regional Health and Healthy Communities, whom are presenting ‘health risks’ around vaping products to members of city council.
Indiana passed a statewide policy in 2012 that banned smoking in all workplaces except for bars, casinos, private clubs whose members vote to allow smoking, home-based businesses whose only employees are family members and tobacco retail shops. That same year, the city of Columbus approved its smoke-free ordinance that prohibited smoking n private clubs, bars, taverns and all facilities listed as exceptions under the Indiana smoking law, however, the ordinance does not address the use of electronic cigarettes.
Residents of Columbus are urged to contact city council about this amendment.
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