The Laramie City Council is discussing whether or not it wants to regulate e-cigarettes. They have held one informational meeting so far, and are expected to decide in the coming weeks whether or not to add vaporizing and electronic cigarettes to the citywide public smoking ban or to develop a separate ordinance.
The city regulates where smoking can occur. Councilwoman Vicky Henry says that the council is trying to decide if it wants to regulate electronic cigarettes and how to go about it. E-cigarettes and vaporizers produce a liquid vapor, rather than smoke.
The city of Casper is considering a ban on smoking in all public places. It’s an issue that supporters have been pushing for a number of years and next week there will be a public hearing on the issue. In the past, supporters of the ordinance have been on board with the program, but not everybody is in love with it. So today we will hear from an opponent. Former Mayor Mike Reid is the co-owner of Poplar Wine and Spirits in Casper that includes an adjoining smoke free bar. Reid tells Bob Beck the smoke free approach has worked well.