Arkansas is one of the most environmentally friendly states there is. It hosts six national parks and has more than 50 state parks in total. Its hot springs are one of its biggest tourist attractions and some of history’s most notable figures, including Babe Ruth and Franklin Roosevelt, have bathed in them. The state is also the birthplace and home of Johnny Cash and Bill Clinton. Economically, Arkansas is the number one producer of quartz, spinach, and pine bluff not just in the United States but worldwide. It’s also a national leader in tourism thanks to its wildlife and scenic drives. Arkansas is now home to six Fortune 500 companies and is one of the best places to conduct business.
Laws and Regulations Regulating Vaping
Most of Arkansas’s vape laws are found in the Arkansas Clean Indoor Air Act of 2006. Currently, the sale and distribution of E-cigarettes and vapes to those below the age of 18 is prohibited as well as their use in public places. The use of cigarettes and vaping devices is also banned in public institutions of education including those of tertiary learning. Vaping is also not allowed in healthcare facilities. State fairs are considered public facilities and so smoking is also banned in these areas, and people who want to use vapes or E-cigarettes should be at least 20 feet from these locations.
The laws stated so far were created at a state level. Different cities can create their own by-laws and Wooster City has specific regulations on E-cigarettes. One reason for the delay in legislation was the lack of research on the impact of E-cigarettes. In Wooster, vaping is banned in all locations where smoking is also banned. However, vaping is not subject to the same state taxes that tobacco cigarettes are. Smoke-free tobacco is taxed at 68% of the manufacturers selling price while vaping is protected from state excises and special taxes. Sellers of vape products also need a special license to operate.