Vaping restrictions on table for Columbus City Council

Columbus City Council is set to consider finalizing a ban on vaping in public places when it meets Tuesday.

The council gave its first approval to the amendment to the city smoking ordinance, when it met Aug. 6th. Local advocates including the hospital and schools asked for the change which would treat electronic smoking devices and vaping the same way as cigarettes and smoking. That would limit their use in public spaces throughout the community.

Council approved the measure unanimously on the first reading. Council meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Columbus City Hall.