Overland Park bans use of E-cigarettes

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — No more smoking in the boy’s room, or in the city of Overland Park, Kan.

Traditional cigarettes have already been banned for several years from many public places, however the new ban includes E-cigarettes.

On Monday, the city of Overland Park approved a change to its smoking ban that included banning the use of E-cigarettes from public places and sporting arenas.

The ordinance also makes it illegal to sell E-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18 and forces new e-cigarette shops to operate out of stand-alone buildings. Existing shops are grandfathered in and will not be forced to move into stand-alone buildings.

According to the city’s website, the ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in an official city newspaper.