• July 21, 2024

Maryland Indoor Vaping Ban Goes Into Effect

 Maryland Indoor Vaping Ban Goes Into Effect

Credit: Glynnis Jones

Credit: Glynnis Jones

A new amendment to Maryland’s Clean Indoor Air Act takes effect today, officially banning vaping in nearly all indoor public spaces and workplaces.

First passed in 2007, the Clean Indoor Air Act originally prohibited smoking in public indoor spaces to “preserve and improve the health, comfort, and environment of the people of Maryland by limiting exposure to environmental smoke.”

Beginning July 1st, 2024, that law now includes vaping after an amendment was passed in Maryland during the 2024 legislative session, according to WBOC.

According to Maryland’s Department of Health, smoking and vaping of tobacco, cannabis, or hemp-derived products is banned in indoor areas open to the public, specifically public meeting places, public vehicles and indoor places of employment.