If you're in the Hoosier state, heads up! CASAA issued a new call to action in South Bend. The city wants to widen an existing smoking ban to include bars, but more importantly toss e-cigarettes into the ban as well, because they can I suppose.
This ordinance would:
Ban smoking in a small number of workplaces in South Bend (mostly bars) not currently covered by Indiana's recently-passed smoke-free air law. However, the ordinance would also ban the use of smoke-free electronic cigarettes (which are not covered by Indiana's law) in thousands of workplaces in South Bend.According to an article in the South Bend Tribune, the South Bend Common Council is likely to vote on Ordinance No 24.12 on Monday, July 23rd at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers located on the 4th floor of the County-City Building (227 West Jefferson Blvd). There will be time for public comment at the meeting. Vapers in the area are strongly encouraged to attend and testify.
Visit the link for more details and suggestions on what you can do. It is your actions that can prevent this stupidity from going on the books, or even spreading to other cities. Remember, politicians tend to do the monkey-see, monkey-do act when it comes to regulating new and strange things.