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Philly's ban on e-cigs in public places starts

Philly e-cigarette ban now in effect

PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia's ban on e-cigarettes in public places is now in effect.

Starting Tuesday, e-cigarettes are banned from workplaces, bars, and restaurants.

The legislation also prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.

Businesses caught seillling e-cigarettes or refilling cartridges to minors will be hit with a $250 fine.

Back in May, Philadelphia City Council unanimously voted to treat e-cigarettes like regular tobacco cigarettes.


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