With the rising popularity of vaping, more and more regulations are being introduced, including where you can and where you can’t vape. A lot of new laws went into effect in 2019, so it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with them in order to avoid any unpleasant situations. Here’s a round-up of everything you need to know when it comes to where can you vape.
Can You Vape Inside?
Prior to July 2019 vapers were able to enjoy their favorite tobacco-smoking devices almost anywhere, without worrying about facing any negative repercussions like getting slammed with a civil penalty. As of July 1, things have changed drastically.
The law that went into effect is actually an extension of the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act and mirrors the rules of conduct regarding smoking tobacco inside. The law was primarily aimed to regulate vaping inside the workplace, but also extends to some other indoor environments. The bill got a huge backing from the voters as nearly 70 % voted for its passing.
While there is no conclusive proof of the adverse effects of second-hand vape smoke, the primary concern of the law backers and other support groups was that the use of vaping devices in public places could increase the number of youth smokers, because there is a notion that vaping makes smoking cool again even though, in our opinion, those are two completely different things.
Here are some of the indoor environments where vaping is prohibited or restricted:
Can You Vape in Restaurants?
With the passing of the constitutional amendment that regulates vaping indoors, vaping in restaurants is prohibited in the state of Florida.
Can You Vape in Stores?
The same applies to stores. All stores and that prohibit smoking, also prohibit the use of vaping devices and e-cigarettes. Retail tobacco shops are exempt from this ban.
So, Where Can I Vape?
Basically, you’re safe pulling out your vape device at home. All private residences are exempt from the ban which makes sense because you decide what you can and can’t do in your own home. Also, the law does not prohibit vaping inside hotel rooms where smoking is allowed. Another interesting fact is that a total of 19 localities, including Miami, do not prohibit vaping in stand-alone bars.
Now that you know where you’re allowed to vape and where you’ll probably get kicked out or at least fined, grab your device and your favorite vape juice and vape your heart out. While the law aims to improve indoor air quality for the residents of Florida, our opinion is that vaping and smoking should not be treated equally. There is evidence that supports the claim that vaping is a much safer way of consuming tobacco products.
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