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Brighton City Council bans use of vaporizers, e-cigs in public spaces

The Brighton City Council on Tuesday voted to ban the use of electronic cigarettes and vaporizers in the same public areas where tobacco is prohibited.

Smoking, including use of e-cigarettes, is prohibited in:

• Public conveyances.

• Vehicles when used for public transportation of children or adults for day care or health care.

• In properly posted “Smoking Prohibited” public outdoor places and sports venues.

• In posted “Smoking Prohibited” privately owned or managed places in which smoking is prohibited by the owner, manager or person in control.

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Smoking in Brighton is allowed in:

• A private dwelling that is not used for a public business (such as a daycare or healthcare facility).

• A place of employment with three or fewer employees who have consented to the smoking.

• Up to 25 percent of designated hotel rooms in the city.

With the city council’s approval of the ordinance Tuesday, use of electronic cigarettes and vaporizers will now have to follow already existing “smoking prohibited” regulations.

Kieran Nicholson: 303-954-1822, knicholson@denverpost.com or twitter.com/kierannicholson

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