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Utah introduces legislation to ban electronic cigarettes and hookah use in public places (Deseret News)

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Utah has introduced HB245, legislation that would amend the state’s Indoor Clean Air Act, which was passed in 1995 when e-cigarettes were not available. In March 2010, New Jersey became the first state to ban the use of e-cigarettes in public places. Several other states and international jurisdictions have followed suit. Read GASP’s white paper on e-cigarettes for more detailed information. The Utah bill introduced would also ban hookah use in public places. Read the January 24, 2012 Deseret News article for more information. Read more about the dangers of hookah smoking on our Hookah webpage.