To Vape or Not to Vape?: The Top Vaping Laws You Need to Know

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.

Alabama

It is okay to smoke vape in public places. 'No smoking' signs do not apply to vaping.

Alaska

No smoking laws do not apply to e-cigarettes in Alaska. There is no signage to indicate a restriction on vaping for businesses.

Arizona

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.

Arkansas

Universities, school campuses, and childcare or healthcare facilities do not permit vaping. State park buildings also ban the use of e-cigarettes.

California

Vaping safety is a factor in California's state laws. Vaping is banned wherever smoking is prohibited. 

Colorado

It is not unlawful to use e-cigarettes in public places. Check with your local government for city-wide laws.

Connecticut

It is prohibited to vape in areas such as state buildings, restaurants, health care facilities, and school campuses and buildings.

Delaware

Delaware restricts vaping and the use of e-cigarettes anywhere smoking is prohibited.

Florida

Smoking and vaping are prohibited in indoor workspaces. There are no laws banning vaping in public places.

Georgia

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.

Hawaii

Vaping is outlawed anywhere smoking and tobacco products are prohibited. 

Idaho

Idaho restricts smoking in public places but there is no mention in the law about e-cigarettes.

Illinois

Vaping and smoking are outlawed on school campuses statewide. There are no other regulations on vaping.

Indiana

Vaping is prohibited where smoking is prohibited. 

Iowa

No smoking laws apply to vaping in Iowa. Smoking and vaping are outlawed in public places. Check with your local government for other regulations.

Kansas

No smoking laws and signs apply to vaping in Kansas. 

Kentucky

Kentucky doesn't have strict smoke-free laws. One can assume that signage indicating 'no smoking' does not apply to vaping in Kentucky. 

Louisiana

Smoking is prohibited in businesses, public buildings, and outdoor public places.

Maine

One can assume that 'no smoking' signs in Maine do not apply to vaping. There are no statewide laws prohibiting it.

Maryland

Check with your local government for city-wide vaping or smoking laws. Maryland state laws do not mention e-cigarettes. 

Massachusetts

There are no laws in Massachusetts that apply to vaping specifically.

Michigan

There are no state laws or regulations for vaping in Michigan.

Minnesota

It is outlawed to smoke or vape in where 'no smoking' signs are posted. This includes public buildings, schools, health care facilities, and universities.

Mississippi

There are no state laws regulating vaping in Mississippi. Check with your local government for city-wide laws.

Missouri

No vaping laws exist in Missouri.

Montana

Montana does not implement statewide laws or regulations on vaping. Check with your local government for city-wide laws.

Nebraska

There are no statewide laws currently in place. Some businesses ban the use of e-cigarettes. Look for signage.

Nevada

There are no regulations in place against the use of e-cigarettes or vaping products.

New Mexico

Vaping is outlawed on school campuses and school-sponsored events. Check with your local government for city-wide laws.

New Jersey

It is prohibited to vape in public places and businesses.

New York

No smoking laws also apply to electronic cigarettes.

North Dakota

Electronic cigarettes are banned statewide. 'No smoking' signs apply to vaping.

Ohio

Vaping is prohibited in and near state buildings. Check with your local government for city-wide laws.

Oklahoma

There are no statewide laws prohibiting vaping in Oklahoma.

Oregon

E-cigarettes and vaping are banned statewide. 'No smoking' and 'no vaping' signs apply to smoking and vaping in designated areas.

North Carolina

Smoking is prohibited in restaurants and bars. 'No smoking' signs do not apply vaping.

Pennsylvania

There are local laws banning vaping in Philadelphia that includes parks and enclosed workplaces. There are no statewide laws banning vaping.

Rhode Island

Smoking is prohibited indoors. 'No smoking' signs are assumed not to apply to vaping.

South Carolina

There are no statewide laws regulating vaping. No smoking laws include health care facilities, public transportation, and public schools.

South Dakota

There are no statewide laws regulating the use of e-cigarettes. One can assume that 'no smoking' signs do not apply to vaping.

Tennessee

There are no statewide laws banning vaping.

Texas

Vaping is outlawed in libraries, museums, school campuses, airplanes, trains, indoor theaters, hospitals, and elevators.

Utah

Smoke-free laws apply to vaping. One should assume that 'no smoking' signs indicate that it is also unlawful to vape.

Vermont

Vaping is prohibited on state property, in cars with young children, indoor public places, workplaces, and school campuses.

Virginia

There are no statewide bans on vaping. Check with your local government for city-wide laws.

Washington State

Vaping is outlawed on school campuses of higher education according to state law.

West Virginia

Vaping is outlawed on school-related property and school grounds.

Wisconsin

There are no laws prohibiting vaping. 

Wyoming

There are no statewide laws prohibiting vaping in Wyoming.

Final Thoughts

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.

Now that you know the local laws, it's time to stock up on supplies. Don't hesitate to contact us for all your vape juice needs. We have just about every flavor imaginable. 

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