City officials in Austin city, Texas have passed an amendment to a law from 2005, which banned smoking in public areas. The council voted unanimously to add e-cigarettes to the list of products banned from use in public places, such as public indoor areas, parks, restaurants and bars. The ban is to take effect on July 3rd of this year.
Despite recent independent studies from organisations like Public Health England and other European countries, showing that e-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than smoking tobacco, the American government and FDA are still trying to disrupt the vape industry. This recent ban follows a trend of growing restrictions and and new laws in the USA.
Source: Austin Business Journal