Durham Bans E-cigarettes in Smoking Rule
E-cigarettes and similar types of electronic nicotine delivery systems are now banned from various public places in Durham due to updates to the Durham County Board of Health Smoking Rule. "We must protect the public from the harms caused by tobacco use, including e-cigarettes," Public Health Director Gayle Harris said in a news release. "The aerosol generated by e-cigarettes is never comparable to clean air. Only clean air is clear air." The tweaks to the smoking rule, which covers City and County properties and adjacent sidewalks, City and County parks, bus stops and other spaces, took effect on January 1, according to the news release. Watch a recent WNCN segment, with Public Health's Mel Downey-Piper discussing the updates, here. And learn more about the smoking rule here.