Boise poised to expand smoking ban to include e-cigarettes

Posted at 12:29 PM, Apr 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-17 14:29:39-04

BOISE — Boise officials are looking to expand the city's smoking ban to include e-cigarettes.

The city council voted unanimously Tuesday to advance a measure that would amend the city's Smokefree Air Act to prohibit vaping in many public places.

The ordinance would ban e-cigarette use in the same spaces where smoking is prohibited -- including public properties, bars, public transportation areas, parks and some commercial outdoor patios.

Council Member Holli Woodings proposed the ordinance, saying the effects of e-cigarettes are now better understood.

The city had exempted e-cigarettes when the smoking ban was passed in 2011, citing a lack of scientific studies on their use.

(by Associated Press)