Vape shop owners want permit for stores after Milwaukee e-cig ban – WTMJ-TV (press release) (blog)

A ban on e-cigarettes or vaping machines in restaurants, bars, and other businesses goes into effect Tuesday at midnight in Milwaukee.

The ban was passed unanimously by the common council in June, then signed by Mayor Tom Barrett. The authors of the ordinance site health concerns for the new ban.  

The ban extends e-cigs to the same places as the state’s smoking ban. It would also mean that customers can’t vape inside stores that cell the e-cigs and the liquids that go inside them.  

“There should be some sort of permitting that we should be able to apply for. If you can have a cigar bar or a hookah bar we should be allowed to vape in our vape stores” says Matthew Murphy, owner of Lakeview Vapor. 

Murphy says many customers sample flavors in their vape machines before purchasing them. Customer Todd Hagenkord says that is often how he tries a new flavor.

“It’s nice that you can taste it because you drop X amount of dollars on a bottle of juice and you go home to taste

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