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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