Allegheny County Council bans indoor vaping in public places

Allegheny County Council bans indoor vaping in public places

During their regular meeting Tuesday evening, Allegheny County Council voted in favor to ban the use of e-cigarettes everywhere regular cigarettes are not allowed. 

The council members voted 8-5, with two members abstaining, to ban vaping in public places such as health-related properties, indoor workplaces, restaurants, schools, sports facilities, and transit stations. That proposal was crafted and recommended by the county health department in fall 2016. 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Allegheny County Council to vote on proposed vaping ban

Allegheny County Council to vote on proposed vaping ban

A divided Allegheny County Council Health and Human Services Committee voted Wednesday evening to send a proposal banning indoor vaping to the full council for full consideration under a neutral recommendation.

The proposal would prohibit vaping and e-cigarettes everywhere traditional cigarette smoking is not allowed, including health care-related properties, indoor workplaces, restaurants, schools, sports facilities, and transit stations. The proposal was crafted and recommended by the county health department in fall 2016.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Allegheny County Council committee weighs pros and cons of allowing public vaping

Allegheny County Council committee weighs pros and cons of allowing public vaping

The Allegheny County Council’s Health and Human Services Committee met Monday evening to vet a controversial proposal to ban the use of e-cigarettes in public places. 

The committee heard from a panel of medical practitioners, advocacy groups and business owners, as well as members of the public, on the potential negative and positive consequences of the ban. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Allegheny County Council one step closer to banning e-cigs in public places

Allegheny County Council one step closer to banning e-cigs in public places

Allegheny County Council moved forward a controversial bill Tuesday evening that would ban e-cigarettes in public places. 

The county Board of Health recommended the ban in November, which would prohibit “vaping” where smoking is prohibited- with the exception of specialty stores making 50 percent of their income from the sale of those products. 
Tuesday, January 3, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

Allegheny County Board of Health limits e-cigarette use in public places

The Allegheny County Board of Health approved regulations Wednesday to limit the use of e-cigarettes in public places. 


With all ten board members vote, and one abstention, they passed regulations that would prohibit “vaping” where smoking is prohibited- with the exception of speciality stores making 50 percent of their income from the sale of those products- and would limit the use of e-cigs and vape products by food service workers during work hours. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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