Common Council unanimously votes to ban e-cigs from restaurants, etc.
Author: Brittany Schmidt, email@example.com – WKBT La Crosse
Published On: Jun 12 2014 05:48:59 PM
Onalaska, Wis. (WKBT) –
The use of e-cigarettes is no longer allowed inside public places in Onalaska after a unanimous vote by the Common Council Tuesday night.
E-cigs banned from indoor public places in Onalaska
The idea to change the e-cigarettes ordinance in Onalaska hit the desks of Common Council members at the beginning of May. Initially, two of the six members voted against a ban, but after multiple informational meetings and public input, those two changed their minds, and one community activist says it’s all for the better.
“I think I started back in 1999, or thereabout,” said Sue Lynch, a community activist in Onalaska.
Over the span of about 15 years, Lynch has made it her life mission to ensure a good quality of living for everyone.
“Back in the early 2000, we started to work towards smoke-free dining,” said Lynch.
After legislation passed in 2010 in which indoor workplaces, including restaurants and hotels, became smoke-free in Wisconsin, Lynch thought her work was done.
“Dr. Mahr and I and a team of community activists were able to accomplish our mission of having everything smoke-free,” said Lynch.
However, she never thought e-cigarettes were going to become so popular.
“I think they are harmful,” said Lynch….