Electronic cigarette restriction bill gets support

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A bill that seeks to address the use of electronic cigarettes was discussed at the Legislature on Friday.

Currently, smoking is prohibited in restaurants and 20 feet away from entrances and exits. However, a bill that seeks to address the use of electronic cigarettes was discussed at the Legislature on Friday.

Bill 138-35, authored by Sen. Amanda Shelton, was met with overwhelming support during the public hearing. The bill seeks to expand the Natasha Act, which prohibits smoking in certain public places, to include electronic cigarettes.

About the bill, Shelton said: “Some may argue that vaping is a civil rights issue, but your right to vape stops where another person’s lungs begin.”