June 10, 2019

Carmel Looks at Language in E-Cigarette Ban

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Updated June 10 at 4:05 p.m. 

Carmel may soon ban e-cigarette use in public places. The city already regulates smoking traditional cigarettes, and an ordinance would extend that to e-cigarettes.

The Carmel City Council will meet tonight to consider if it should extend it even more.

Carmel city councilor Jeff Worrell says the language should cover many products, including marijuana, should it be legalized.

“We’ve got to look at all facets of this kind of an ordinance and make sure that we’re up to date and not just zeroing in on one current issue,” Worrell says.

Worrell is a sponsor of the ordinance. He says school resource officers requested it.

Right now, vaping in school isn’t illegal for those of age to buy the products.

A vote is expected to come at the first council meeting in July.

Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly said Carmel would be the first Indiana city to ban e-cigarette use in public places. 

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