Aldermen to hold public hearing on vape store exemption – The Commercial Dispatch

Starkville’s board of aldermen will host a Nov. 7 public hearing on a proposed exemption to its recently-amended smoking ordinance that would allow smoking in standalone vape and smoking stores. 

Earlier this month, aldermen unanimously approved an amendment to the city’s longstanding ban on smoking in public places that included electronic cigarettes and similar products. 

The initial amendment, which Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins introduced in early September, prohibits “vaping” in the same areas where smoking is banned — including at most restaurants and businesses. Vaping is inhaling vapor produced by heating a liquid “juice,” in e-cigarettes and personal vaporizers. The juices can contain nicotine in varying amounts.  

Aldermen unanimously approved Perkins’ amendment on Oct. 3. 

At Tuesday’s meeting, Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver, who expressed a desire to allow an exemption at the board’s Oct. 3 meeting, called for a public hearing on an another amendment to the ordinance that would exempt standalone stores whose primary business is selling vape- or tobacco-related products from the smoking ban. The exemption would only apply to standalone stores to

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