Colorado begins state ban on vaping in most public places | PostIndependent.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Colorado begins state ban on vaping in most public places

shutterstock.com

A law against public vaping has taken effect across Colorado.

The Durango Herald reports the new state law beginning Monday prohibits vaping in most public places, including bars and restaurants.

Under the law, authorities can fine the owner, manager or operator of a business where illegal vaping occurs, while individual vaping in a prohibited area can also result in a fine.

Vaping is inhaling vapor from an electronic cigarette or other device that typically heats a flavored nicotine solution.

The law passed this year by the state Legislature updates the Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act.

State health officials say the rule is intended to protect residents from secondhand vape aerosol, but may also discourage vaping among young people.

Officials say studies established that people can consume nicotine from secondhand aerosol.

___

Information from: Durango Herald, http://www.durangoherald.com


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User