E-cigarettes and vaping are one step closer to being banned in public places in Illinois after the Senate passed a bill this week.
The bill would add e-cigarettes, such as products made by Juul, and vaping devices to the Illinois Smoking Ban Law, which prevents people from smoking within 15 feet of building entrances.
The bill’s author, Senator Julie Morrison (D-Lake Forest), said she wants the devices to be added to the law because more and more people are using e-cigarettes and vapes.
“I think it will protect the public, and I also hope it will normalize vaping use and make people think twice before taking a cigarette and using it,” Morrison said.
The offer is now being sent to the Illinois House.