The Arvada, Colorado City Council passed an ordinance Monday night banning the use of electronic cigarettes in public places.
The council voted 5-2 to place the devices under the tobacco code, which means the same laws that apply to traditional tobacco products will also apply to electronic delivery systems, like e-cigarettes and vaporizers.
The vote also added taxicabs, light rail trains, vans and public transit platforms to the definition of “public place.”
A few residents, including a few owners of vape shops, said they supported parts of the ordinance like not selling to underage youth or using the devices in public. However, they asked the city council to remove a section of the ordinance prohibiting the use of the devices in any tobacco-related business, meaning customers couldn’t test different e-juice flavors or devices in the stores.
This is just the latest addition to the list of cities and towns across the country that have begun to ban and crack down on public ecig use.