• July 8, 2020

Guam seeks ban on vaping in public places

Guam could see a ban in the use of vapor products in public places if a bill to be introduced on Monday becomes law, according to on article published by the Pacific Daily News.

Marijuana was legalized for recreational use among adults in April, but use in public places remains illegal under Guam law, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says e-cigarettes can be used to deliver marijuana and other drugs, according to the article.

Sen. Amanda Shelton, D-Asan, said there are currently no laws on Guam to prohibit using e-cigarettes in public places.

Shelton said she is introducing Bill 138 on Monday, with the rest of the 35th Legislature as co-sponsors, that would amend the Natasha Protection Act of 2005, to include the use of electronic smoking devices, according to the article.

The 2005 law bans the smoking of tobacco products in public establishments like bars, restaurants, and workplaces.

Shelton’s new bill would add electronic smoking devices or e-cigarettes, which were not commonly used when the current law was written more than a decade ago.