Rhode Island is actually the smallest state in the U.S in terms of size. It covers a geographical area of about 1,210 square miles and all of its residents live within 30 miles from the shore. It has an extensive shoreline and a rather mild summer climate, that contributes to Rhode island tourism. In 1774, Rhode Island held the very first circus in the U.S and it’s home to the 1st National Lawn Tennis Championship. The official “state rock” is known as Cumberlandite, which is a rare rock that’s only found in this state.
Some famous people from Rhode island include; Chris Van Allsburg (the author of Jumanji), George Cohan (a Musical composer), Elizabeth Hasselbeck (a TV talk show host), Matthew Perry (a United States Naval commander), Gilbert Stuart (a renown Artist) and Meredith Vieira (a news anchor).
Rhode Island Vape Laws
Vaping regulations in the state of Rhode Island are found in the Smokefree Public Places and Workplaces act of the year 2005. Rhode Island vape laws ban smoking in all enclosed public places, including bars, health care facilities, restaurants, child care facilities and shopping malls.
The legal purchase age in Rhode island is 18 years, and the state includes in its’ definitions; an electronic device which might be utilized to simulate smoking in delivery of nicotine or such other substance to the person inhaling from such a device. It includes, but not limited to, electronic cigarettes, electronic cigars, electronic cigarillos, e-pipes and any other related devices and cartridges or such other components of such a device.
That said, it should be noted that there’s no statewide vaping ban in Rhode Island so it’s best to check with the local authorities to determine whether there are any vaping restrictions in the locality. It’s generally assumed that the ‘no smoking’ signs don’t necessarily apply to vaping, i.e unless there’s a local law which outlines the efficacy of the no vaping signs.