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.