Another week is over and here is what made vaping news headlines.
San Diego transit system bans e-cigarettes on trolleys, at transit centers
San Diego Metropolitan Transit System’s (MTS) has officially banned the use of electronic cigarettes in areas where regular tobacco products are prohibited. Passengers will not be allowed to smoke in MTS trolleys and buses, or within 25 feet of any trolley station or bus stop. Those who violate this e-cigarette rule will be fined $50 for a first offense, $75 for a second offense and $100 for any subsequent offenses. Bay Area Rapid Transit and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority have also enacted similar ecig bans.
We now have uniform policy between the way we treat traditional cigarettes and electronic cigarettes.
MTS Chief Executive Officer Paul Jablonski said in a statement.
See more on this on Progressive Railroading.
Palos Heights bans smoking in parks and at pool
Palos Heights has banned smoking of regular cigarettes and e-cigarettes at parks and recreation facilities, including the city swimming pool. The city joins a growing number of municipalities that have extended ecig bans on smoking indoors in public areas to parks and recreational facilities.
We didn’t feel it was appropriate or family-friendly. It (new ordinance) gives staff a policy they can refer to when they go up to somebody.
Parks and recreation department director Michael Leonard said.
Check out the story on Chicago Tribune.