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Indoor Vaping Ban Moves Forward In CRC

Mar 20, 2018
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A Constitution Revision Commission proposal to ban the vaping of e-cigarettes in all of Florida’s indoor businesses is one step closer to appearing on voter ballots. Former Florida Senator Lisa Carlton is the proposal’s sponsor. She says since the first e-cigarettes hit U.S. markets more than a decade ago, research and Surgeon General Reports have proven their adverse health effects.

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A proposal to ban the smoking of electronic vaping devices is now heading to the full Constitution Revision Commission—the panel that meets every 20 years to change Florida’s constitution.

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A bill making it illegal for adults to smoke in the vehicle where certain minors are present is close to heading to the Senate floor, after passing another committee Tuesday.

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The Senate passed a series of bills Tuesday from a bill making sure gun owners don’t face discrimination to one of Governor Rick Scott’s top legislative priorities.

Scott says he’s happy the Florida Senate passed the auto fee rollback that seeks to reduce the amount Floridians pay in vehicle registration fees. Now, he says it’s the House’s turn.

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A bill allowing local governments across Florida to ban smoking on playgrounds passed its first Senate committee Thursday. But, some wonder about the bill’s true intention.

Speaking before the Senate Regulated Industries Committee Thursday, Fleming Island Republican Senator Rob Bradley outlined his smoking ban bill.

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There are a number of measures restricting smoking that have already been filed for the Florida’s 2014 legislative session—so far, all aimed at kids. So, what's the driving force behind all these smoking bans?

Florida's Smoking Ban Bills Filed For 2014

Last month, the Senate Regulated Industries committee voted unanimously on the Senate Majority Leader Lizbeth Benacquisto’s proposal to ban minors from buying E-cigarettes.

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Most states in the nation have some type of smoking ban on the books, but only a few states prohibit smoking in cars with kids present. One lawmaker hopes to add Florida to that list.

The state of Florida could allow counties and cities to ban smoking in beaches, parks and other public areas, if a bill passes the Legislature. The measure unanimously passed its first committee stop on Thursday.

Health advocacy groups, the Florida League of Cities, and others support giving local governments the option to keep smoke out of public places. Sen. Eleanor Sobel (D-Hollywood) said, keeping cigarettes off public beaches should cut down on cities’ maintenance costs.