The House Human Services Committee voted 10-1 Thursday for a bill that would ban the use of electronic cigarettes in places where smoking is already prohibited, including workplaces, hotels and motor vehicles carrying children.
Their action means that the bill will come up for a vote in the House next week. It still has to be considered in the Senate.
Committee chair Ann Pugh (D-South Burlington) argued that allowing unrestricted use of e-cigarettes was creating a new path to smoking. “It begins to make it attractive and cool.”