Florida vaping ban to take effect on July 1

Florida vaping ban to take effect on July 1

June 27, 2019

Vaping indoors will become a crime when a new vaping ban takes effect in the US state of Florida on July 1. The ban is an extension of the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act, originally passed in 1985 to protect people from secondhand smoke, and modified several times over the last 30 years, according to an article posted on wusfnews.com.

Laura Corbin, Bureau Chief of Tobacco Free Florida, said the amendment will help change the culture around smoking, according to the story.

“The use of e-cigarettes in public places and indoors could renormalize tobacco smoking and reverse the steady declines we’ve made in youth cigarette smoking,” Corbin said.

The law does not prohibit vaping inside private residences, retail tobacco shops, stand-alone bars or hotel rooms where smoking is allowed, according to the story.

The long-term health effects of e-cigarette use, or vaping, are still unknown,” Corbin said, “But we know that e-cigarette aerosol is not harmless water vapor. The aerosol that users breathe and exhale can contain harmful and potentially harmful substances.”

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