Maryland Bans Indoor Vaping

Maryland bans indoor vaping

Maryland has officially banned vaping in nearly all indoor public spaces and workplaces, effective July 1, 2024. The state’s Clean Indoor Air Act, originally passed in 2007 to limit exposure to environmental smoke, now includes vaping after an amendment was passed during the 2024 legislative session.

Protecting Public Health and Comfort

The Maryland Department of Health emphasizes that the ban applies to the smoking and vaping of tobacco, cannabis, or hemp-derived products in indoor areas open to the public. This includes:

  • Public meeting places
  • Public vehicles
  • Indoor places of employment

The amendment aims to preserve and improve the health, comfort, and environment of Marylanders by reducing exposure to secondhand vapor and smoke.

A Comprehensive Approach to Clean Air

Maryland’s decision to include vaping in its Clean Indoor Air Act reflects a growing concern about the potential health risks associated with e-cigarette use. By extending the ban to cover vaping, the state takes a proactive stance in protecting its citizens from the harmful effects of secondhand exposure to both traditional cigarette smoke and e-cigarette vapor.

As the amended law takes effect, Maryland joins a growing list of states and municipalities that have implemented similar measures to ensure cleaner, healthier indoor air for their residents and visitors.

Source: Indoor Vaping Officially Banned in Maryland

Matthew Ma