Electronic cigarettes and water pipes known as hookahs will be banned in enclosed public places in Madison County beginning Monday under an amendment to the county’s existing smoking ban.
The ban, which has been in effect since 2007, was amended in April by the Madison County Board of Health. In addition to adding the e-cig and hookah regulations, the amendment also prohibits smoking in retail tobacco stores, reports the Lexington Herald-Leader‘s Greg Kocher.
Madison County is not the first jurisdiction to ban e-cigs and hookahs. Bardstown and Glasgow prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in their smoking bans. The Bullitt County Board of Health also approved a ban, which takes effects in September, that prohibits them. Effective July 1, a campus-wide tobacco-free policy that includes e-cigarettes and hookahs takes effect at St. Catharine College in Washington County. Lexington’s smoking ban does not include e-cigarettes. (Read more)