Georgia Public Vaping Ban Goes to Governor’s Desk

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Lawmakers in the U.S. state of Georgia gave final passage Tuesday to a bill that would restrict vaping in public spaces.

The state House voted 152-14 to pass Senate Bill 47, which would regulate vaping in the same way the state already regulates smoking. The bill goes to Gov. Brian Kemp for his signature or veto, according to Fox News.

Georgia’s 2005 Smoke-Free Air Act says that people can’t smoke indoors in many public places, although it excludes some places including tobacco stores, bars that only admit patrons older than 18, and privately owned convention rooms.

A person who violates the law commits a misdemeanor and can be fined $100 to $500.