With Cannabis Legalization Come Restrictions For All Connecticut Smokers

A person smokes a Juul Labs Inc. e-cigarette in this arranged photograph taken in the Brooklyn Borough of New York, U.S., on Sunday July 8, 2018. Juul Labs, the maker of the popular e-cigarette brand that has recently come under fire from health officials over its popularity with young adults, plans to introduce a line of lower-nicotine pods. The company will begin to sell pods with a 3-percent nicotine concentration in its mint and Virginia tobacco flavors later this year, according to a statement Thursday. Photographer: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Beginning October 1, smoke/vape of any kind will be restricted in many public places

The legalization of cannabis will impact a wide range of the Connecticut population, and not just those who use it. With the new regulations, permitted areas for all forms of smoking will soon be restricted.

Included in the legislation, legalizing cannabis, is the definition of “smoking.” Broadly describing it to include a lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe or device that contains cannabis, hemp and tobacco. With that, any kind of smoking will soon be limited to designated areas only.

“I don’t enjoy being around cigarette smoke or vaping smoke. So, from a selfish perspective I guess I’m happy about that,” said Devon Francis of Rocky Hill.

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