Dover May Ban Vaping in Non-Smoking Areas

Jan 29, 2016

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Electronic cigarettes could soon be banned in all places where regular cigarettes are already prohibited in a New Hampshire city.

Foster's Daily Democrat reports the Dover City Council has moved an ordinance along to a public hearing that would ban e-cigarettes in all locations that current tobacco products are already prohibited from.

Tobacco products are currently panned from several places around the city including a park and on school grounds and athletic fields. Police Capt. David Terlemezian says it's a logical extension of existing tobacco ordinances in "family- and child-intensive areas."

Mayor Karen Weston says she doesn't expect significant challenges to the amendment.

The public hearing is set for Feb. 10.