CARMEL — After a few delays, Carmel officially included e-cigarettes in the city’s smoking code Monday night, banning e-cigarettes in most public places.
The new ordinance added “any E-cigarette or similar device” under the definitions of smoke or smoking.
This means you won’t be able to use e-cigarettes in most public places in Carmel. Anywhere smoking is currently not allowed, e-cigarettes will also be not allowed.
Carmel High School resource officer Shane VanNatter discussed e-cigarettes at the City Council meeting on May 20.
“This is not a Carmel problem, this is a nationwide problem,” he said at the time. “But we need to address it here.”
Here are a few of the places the ban extends to:
- Parking structures
- Public restrooms
- Schools and school buses
Anybody who violates the smoking ban e-cigarettes or otherwise, could face a $50 fine on the first offense. Any subsequent offenses could increase the fine to $500.