South Portland on track to ban 'vaping' in public parks and rec facilities

Portland Press Herald

City officials say it's difficult to stop people from using e-cigarettes because they're not listed in the current tobacco-free parks ordinance.

SOUTH PORTLAND — The use of electronic smoking devices, or “vaping,” is on track to be banned in the city’s public parks and recreational facilities.

City councilors embraced with the idea during a workshop Monday evening and they’re expected to vote Oct. 3 on a first reading of a proposed amendment to the city’s tobacco-free parks ordinance, said interim City Manager Don Gerrish.