Bannock County Buildings Ban E-Cigarettes
(POCATELLO, ID) – Buildings owned or maintained by Bannock County now prohibit electronic cigarettes. Commissioners approved a measure on Wednesday that added e-cigarettes to smoking bans currently in place in county-owned facilities. Officials made the decision following several public complaints about the use of the devices, including during court proceedings. Owners of local vaping outlets are upset about the move, claiming that the vapor produced from e-cigarettes is harmless and odorless. The devices are not currently regulated by federal health agencies.