Politicians are starting 2016 with one thing in mind, vaping regulations.
Falling in line with Chicago, the use of vaping is no longer allowed indoors in public places in Oregon.
As of January 1st, House Bill 2546, signed last year by Governor Kate Brown, also bans vaping in restaurants, bars, workplaces, and lounges specifically designed for vaping use.
In an article by the Register-Guard, vape store owners expressed concern over the new law, saying without the ability to allow consumers to sample different flavors in the store, many may purchase e-liquid online at a cheaper price. The Oregon Health Authority does allow cigar bars to apply for permits allowing patrons to smoke inside. Vaping use is now regulated as a non-cigar tobacco product.