WILMINGTON, Del., (CBS) — A new law in Delaware makes it illegal to use electronic smoking devices inside restaurants and other indoor places.
On Tuesday, Governor Jack Markell signed a bill that bans people from using electronic smoking devices, including vape pens and e-cigarettes, at all indoor public places in Delaware.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police: Woman Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Chaotic Driver In Center City, Others Injured In Second Hit-And-Run
The bipartisan measure adds to the state’s Clean Indoor Air Act which prohibits regular smoking at indoor public places.READ MORE: CDC's New Mask Guidance In Schools Creates Tense Moments At Central Bucks Board Meeting
“The percentage of teenagers who are using e-cigarettes is dramatically increasing,” said Gov. Markell.
“That’s moving in the wrong direction. And so I think it is really important that we send the signal that this bill sends,” said Gov. Markell.MORE NEWS: 'Everyone Keeps Passing The Buck': Tree Threatens Philadelphia Family's Home With No Help In Sight
The new law takes effect in 90 days.