Possible electronic cigarette ban moves forward in Lafayette

A smoking ban on electronic cigarettes moved forward Monday night at the Lafayette City Council meeting.

Posted: Feb. 5, 2018 11:43 PM
Updated: Feb. 6, 2018 12:01 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A smoking ban on electronic cigarettes moved forward Monday night at the Lafayette City Council meeting.

Currently, there is no ban on e-cigarettes. Monday night, the city council took its first vote of two on the proposed ordinance amendment.

All council members voted in favor of the e-cigarette smoking ban.

The proposal would add e-cigarettes to the current smoking ban ordinance. That means e-cigarettes or vaping would not be allowed in indoor places like restaurants, work places and other common areas.

"I think they produce far more smoke," said Lloyd Wells, a Lafayette resident. "I can be driving down the highway and then there's a cloud of smoke that comes out of a car and I really don't like them."

The city council also took its final vote to approve a short-term rental permit for Airbnbs. Hosts will now have to pay $100 for a permit.
However, people who were hosting short-term rental guests before August are grandfathered in and are not required to pay the $100.

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