VT House Passes Bill Banning Smoking in Partially Enclosed Locations

By Joe Gullo

Published 02/28 2014 03:40PM

Updated 03/03 2014 09:59AM

MONTPELIER, Vt. - The Vermont House passed a bill Friday that would ban smoking in partially enclosed locations. 

A press release says smoking would be banned at partially enclosed locations at schools, workplaces, lodging establishments, and places of public access. The bill would also ban smoking tobacco in a car where a minor is present. 

“This public health measure continues to protect Vermonters from the impacts of tobacco,” said Speaker of the House Shap Smith. “In particular, I am pleased that we are putting in place safeguards to protect our young Vermonters from the impacts of second hand smoke on their long-term health and wellbeing.” 

The bill now heads to the Vermont Senate. 

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