EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Snohomish County health officials are considering a ban on e-cigarettes and vaping in public places.
The Snohomish Health District says it wants to prevent growing use among teens and to protect people against potential risks of second-hand exposure. It says vapor products aren’t largely unregulated.
KING-TV reports that King, Pierce, Grant and Clark counties already ban e-cigarette smoking in public.
Vape shop owners say the products help smokers quit. Vape shop owner Joe Baba says a ban on public vaping would cause several vape shops to close because it would outlaw taste-testing.
Most Read Stories
- Snohomish County man has the United States’ first known case of Wuhan coronavirus
- 5 of the Seattle area's most changed neighborhoods: We crunched the data on population, income, jobs
- 'We were before our time': Remembering the fight to change King County's namesake from a slave owner to a civil-rights leader VIEW
- Did the Seahawks make a mistake by letting Richard Sherman go?
- How white families with young children can work to undo racism
The health district is taking public comments this month.
Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com