Proposal aimed to prohibit indoor use of E-cigs and vaping devic - KULR8.com | News, Weather & Sports in Billings, Montana

Proposal aimed to prohibit indoor use of E-cigs and vaping devices

Posted: Updated:
BILLINGS, Mont. -

The Riverstone Board of Health is proposing to strengthen Montana's Clean Indoor Act for Yellowstone County. The proposed rule is aimed to prohibit indoor use of electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices in public areas.
According to the Riverstone Health website, Rule #7 is a proposed rule designed to protect the public from harmful effects of second-hand smoke. If the proposal is approved, it will prohibit the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems-- also known as ENDS. It will also prohibit smoking ENDS within 30 feet of public entryways, ventilation systems, or windows. A public hearing will be held for anyone who would like to comment or voice their opinion on June 21st at 5 at the Riverstone Health campus in Billings.   
"Our mission at Riverstone Health is to improve wide health and safety," said Michael Dennis. Dennis is chairman of the Riverstone Board of Health. "This is entirely from the public health perspective and it's to protect non-smokers and from second hand smoke and from vapors from e-cigarettes so it's a public health initiative."
A decision for the proposal of Rule #7 will be made somewhere between July and August.

  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • UPDATE: AMBER Alert canceled for Lakeside girl

    UPDATE: AMBER Alert canceled for Lakeside girl

    Thursday, November 8 2018 3:21 PM EST2018-11-08 20:21:16 GMT

    KALISPELL - The Montana Department of Justice issued an AMBER Alert for a 12-year-old Flathead area girl. 

    KALISPELL - The Montana Department of Justice issued an AMBER Alert for a 12-year-old Flathead area girl. 

  • Our Apologies

    The page you requested is currently unavailable. Pages on this site are constantly being revised, updated, and occasionally removed. You may have followed an outdated link or have outdated pages in your

    You have reached a page which is currently unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please use your browser's BACK button to return to the previous page

  • Montana unemployment rate down, 2020 census recruitment

    Montana unemployment rate down, 2020 census recruitment

    Monday, November 19 2018 7:56 PM EST2018-11-20 00:56:42 GMT

    The unemployment rate in the month of October for Montana is 3.7%, and according to the Montana Department of Labor & Industry, that number is equal with the United States unemployment rate.

    The unemployment rate in the month of October for Montana is 3.7%, and according to the Montana Department of Labor & Industry, that number is equal with the United States unemployment rate.

  • David's Bridal files for bankruptcy, but your order is safe

    David's Bridal files for bankruptcy, but your order is safe

    Monday, November 19 2018 10:04 AM EST2018-11-19 15:04:46 GMT

    David's Bridal is filing for bankruptcy protection but there is no danger for customers who have ordered dresses because operations continuing as normal while the wedding and prom retailer restructures.

    David's Bridal is filing for bankruptcy protection but there is no danger for customers who have ordered dresses because operations continuing as normal while the wedding and prom retailer restructures.

  • Miranda Fenner 20 years later

    Miranda Fenner 20 years later

    Friday, November 16 2018 12:36 AM EST2018-11-16 05:36:03 GMT

    It's one of the most famous cold cases in Montana. 20 years ago today, Miranda Fenner was murdered while working at a video store in Laurel.  On November 15th, 1998, 18-year old Miranda Fenner was stabbed in the head and neck by an unidentified assailant.  

    It's one of the most famous cold cases in Montana. 20 years ago today, Miranda Fenner was murdered while working at a video store in Laurel.  On November 15th, 1998, 18-year old Miranda Fenner was stabbed in the head and neck by an unidentified assailant.  

  • Beyond the Unabomber: Lincoln, Montana looks back after 20 years

    Beyond the Unabomber: Lincoln, Montana looks back after 20 years

    Monday, November 19 2018 11:57 AM EST2018-11-19 16:57:04 GMT

    The Unabomber, whose real name is Ted Kaczynski, killed three people and injured 23 through the homemade bombs he sent across the country. Ted lived in a small cabin off Stemple Pass Road in Lincoln. A movie production crew has moved in to recreate not only Ted’s story, but Lincoln’s story. 

    The Unabomber, whose real name is Ted Kaczynski, killed three people and injured 23 through the homemade bombs he sent across the country. Ted lived in a small cabin off Stemple Pass Road in Lincoln. A movie production crew has moved in to recreate not only Ted’s story, but Lincoln’s story. 

  • Can you prank your mom? 'The 25 pound turkey challenge'

    Can you prank your mom? 'The 25 pound turkey challenge'

    Wednesday, December 21 2016 2:36 PM EST2016-12-21 19:36:25 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Most mothers can only hope by the time their children grow up and move out of the house, they've learned all the necessary things to be a successful adult, including the basic knowledge that a turkey must be cooked in an oven, or perhaps in a smoker... NOT in a microwave. For this reason a new prank-challenge going around on Facebook is resulting in some hilarious text conversations between mothers and their grown children.

    KHQ.COM - Most mothers can only hope by the time their children grow up and move out of the house, they've learned all the necessary things to be a successful adult, including the basic knowledge that a turkey must be cooked in an oven, or perhaps in a smoker... NOT in a microwave. For this reason a new prank-challenge going around on Facebook is resulting in some hilarious text conversations between mothers and their grown children.

  • Program in Billings offers support for people with physical and mental disabilities, including those with SAD

    Program in Billings offers support for people with physical and mental disabilities, including those with SAD

    Monday, November 19 2018 8:13 PM EST2018-11-20 01:13:36 GMT

    The holiday season can be challenging for those with Seasonal Affective Disorder- a mood disorder which causes depression during a specific time of year.

    The holiday season can be challenging for those with Seasonal Affective Disorder- a mood disorder which causes depression during a specific time of year.