Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances
 

News Summary

Vaping ban 'implementing bill' moves forward in House

Publication Date: 2019-02-13
  • Author:Jacob Ogles
  • Publication:Florida Politics (blog)

The bill implementing a ban on indoor vaping passed its first committee vote...

But lawmakers also left until another day any questions whether e-cigarettes should be reclassified as tobacco products, the same as cigars....

Onjewel Smith of the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, said unless a provider can prove a product contains no nicotine, it should be treated on par with cigarettes.

She said the change simply modernizes Florida law to include a form of smoking where technology did not yet exist when voters first banned indoor smoking in 2002...