Proposed Vaping Ban In Allegheny County

Proposed legislation seeks to treat vaping and e-cigs the same as cigarettes, banning vaping anywhere cigarette smoking is banned.

 Dr. Karen Hacker, executive director of the county's Health Department, whose board recommended the legislation, defended the ban to the committee. 

“We are not making this in a vacuum,” said Hacker, referring to other states and municipalities that have enacted similar bans. “As folks trying to protect the public health, we are convinced there is a rational reason to take this particular step.”  

Regulations and bans on e-cigs are nothing new. Even big tobacco is scared of vaping. Samantha Bee from Full Frontal delves a little deeper...

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