- Associated Press - Sunday, June 21, 2015

PETAL, Miss. (AP) - The Petal Board of Aldermen has voted to make vaping illegal in public buildings.

The Hattiesburg American (https://hatne.ws/1SAWu9M) reports that Mayor Hal Marx says he will veto the amendment adding electronic smoking devices to petal’s anti-smoking ordinance.

Five of the seven alderman could override such a veto. Last week’s vote was unanimous.

Sponsor Brad Amacker says there’s already a ban on smoking tobacco in public buildings, and it seemed prudent to update the ordinance.

Marx says business owners should be able to decide whether to ban e-cigarettes.

Some users and sellers of e-cigarettes say they’ll attend the July 7 meeting to ask aldermen to repeal the amendment.


Information from: The Hattiesburg American, https://www.hattiesburgamerican.com

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