To Vape or Not to Vape?: The Top Vaping Laws You Need to Know
As e-cigarettes are gaining in popularity as an alternative to smoking, the FDA is taking notice. Local and state agencies also have their own vaping laws in addition to and aside of the new FDA regulations.
You may be thinking that vaping laws are silly since it's supposed to be healthier than smoking. But, the truth is, the research is still in its early stages and the FDA and state governments are taking the side of caution. Liquid nicotine is considered a tobacco product, after all.
So, let's take a look at the various vaping laws around the country so you can know what's happening in your state and anywhere you plan to visit. Keep reading to learn more.
Vaping Laws for All Fifty States
It is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to buy vape mods, supplies, accessories, or eJuice products in the United States. Other laws that vary state by state are geared toward current vapers.
It is okay to smoke vape in public places. 'No smoking' signs do not apply to vaping.
No smoking laws do not apply to e-cigarettes in Alaska. There is no signage to indicate a restriction on vaping for businesses.
It is recommended to check with your local government for city-specific laws on vaping in Arizona. Other regulations do not include a restriction on vaping in public places.
Universities, school campuses, and childcare or healthcare facilities do not permit vaping. State park buildings also ban the use of e-cigarettes.
Vaping safety is a factor in California's state laws. Vaping is banned wherever smoking is prohibited.
It is not unlawful to use e-cigarettes in public places. Check with your local government for city-wide laws.
It is prohibited to vape in areas such as state buildings, restaurants, health care facilities, and school campuses and buildings.
Delaware restricts vaping and the use of e-cigarettes anywhere smoking is prohibited.
Smoking and vaping are prohibited in indoor workspaces. There are no laws banning vaping in public places.
One must not assume that signage indicating 'no smoking' applies to vaping. There are no public laws in Georgia that mention the use of e-cigarettes.
Vaping is outlawed anywhere smoking and tobacco products are prohibited.
Idaho restricts smoking in public places but there is no mention in the law about e-cigarettes.
Vaping and smoking are outlawed on school campuses statewide. There are no other regulations on vaping.
Vaping is prohibited where smoking is prohibited.
No smoking laws apply to vaping in Iowa. Smoking and vaping are outlawed in public places. Check with your local government for other regulations.
No smoking laws and signs apply to vaping in Kansas.
Kentucky doesn't have strict smoke-free laws. One can assume that signage indicating 'no smoking' does not apply to vaping in Kentucky.
Smoking is prohibited in businesses, public buildings, and outdoor public places.
One can assume that 'no smoking' signs in Maine do not apply to vaping. There are no statewide laws prohibiting it.
Check with your local government for city-wide vaping or smoking laws. Maryland state laws do not mention e-cigarettes.
There are no laws in Massachusetts that apply to vaping specifically.
There are no state laws or regulations for vaping in Michigan.
It is outlawed to smoke or vape in where 'no smoking' signs are posted. This includes public buildings, schools, health care facilities, and universities.
There are no state laws regulating vaping in Mississippi. Check with your local government for city-wide laws.
No vaping laws exist in Missouri.
Montana does not implement statewide laws or regulations on vaping. Check with your local government for city-wide laws.
There are no statewide laws currently in place. Some businesses ban the use of e-cigarettes. Look for signage.
There are no regulations in place against the use of e-cigarettes or vaping products.
Vaping is outlawed on school campuses and school-sponsored events. Check with your local government for city-wide laws.
It is prohibited to vape in public places and businesses.
No smoking laws also apply to electronic cigarettes.
Electronic cigarettes are banned statewide. 'No smoking' signs apply to vaping.
Vaping is prohibited in and near state buildings. Check with your local government for city-wide laws.
There are no statewide laws prohibiting vaping in Oklahoma.
E-cigarettes and vaping are banned statewide. 'No smoking' and 'no vaping' signs apply to smoking and vaping in designated areas.
Smoking is prohibited in restaurants and bars. 'No smoking' signs do not apply vaping.
There are local laws banning vaping in Philadelphia that includes parks and enclosed workplaces. There are no statewide laws banning vaping.
Smoking is prohibited indoors. 'No smoking' signs are assumed not to apply to vaping.
There are no statewide laws regulating vaping. No smoking laws include health care facilities, public transportation, and public schools.
There are no statewide laws regulating the use of e-cigarettes. One can assume that 'no smoking' signs do not apply to vaping.
There are no statewide laws banning vaping.
Vaping is outlawed in libraries, museums, school campuses, airplanes, trains, indoor theaters, hospitals, and elevators.
Smoke-free laws apply to vaping. One should assume that 'no smoking' signs indicate that it is also unlawful to vape.
Vaping is prohibited on state property, in cars with young children, indoor public places, workplaces, and school campuses.
There are no statewide bans on vaping. Check with your local government for city-wide laws.
Vaping is outlawed on school campuses of higher education according to state law.
Vaping is outlawed on school-related property and school grounds.
There are no laws prohibiting vaping.
There are no statewide laws prohibiting vaping in Wyoming.
It's important to pay close attention to the vaping laws in your state to avoid penalties and fines. Not to mention that often times the laws are in place as a common courtesy to those that don't partake. Be courteous to your fellow human.
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