Boise Wants to Snuff Out E-Cigarettes Among City Employees 

As drafted, the policy prohibits cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, snuff and chewing tobacco among city employees inside any city vehicle in addition to in or near any city building, in city parks or in any space owned, leased or operated by the city.

The City of Boise wants to broaden its tobacco use policy to include e-cigarettes.

When the Boise City Council meets this Tuesday, April 8, they'll be asked to approve a resolution that would convert its stand-alone Tobacco Use Policy from the status of "policy" and group it with the "Drug-Free Workplace Policy" and regulations in its employee policies. Additionally, the change would add e-cigarettes to the existing restrictions.

As drafted, the policy on tobacco and nicotine use prohibits cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, pipes, snuff and chewing tobacco among city employees inside any city vehicle in addition to in or around any city building, in city parks or inside any space owned, leased or operated by the city.

Currently, e-cigarettes are not addressed in the Boise City Smoke Free Air regulations, which have been effect since early 2012.


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