PETAL, Miss. (AP) _ The Petal Board of Aldermen has voted to make vaping illegal in public buildings.
The Hattiesburg American (http://hatne.ws/1SAWu9M) reports that Mayor Hal Marx says he will veto the amendment adding electronic smoking devices to petal’s anti-smoking ordinance.
Five of the seven alderman could override such a veto. Last week’s vote was unanimous.
Sponsor Brad Amacker says there’s already a ban on smoking tobacco in public buildings, and it seemed prudent to update the ordinance.
Marx says business owners should be able to decide whether to ban e-cigarettes.
Some users and sellers of e-cigarettes say they’ll attend the July 7 meeting to ask aldermen to repeal the amendment.