State Vape Laws

Vape Laws: A Guide to Vaping Laws by State

The FDA’s enactment of the Deeming Regulations enabled all e-cigarette products to be regulated under the new extension to the classification of, “tobacco products.” While certain parts of these regulations pose difficulty for our industry, such as the prohibition of samples to individuals of age. On the bright side, it also ensures that all businesses follow Federal age restriction mandates on e-cigarettes, e-liquid, and other vaping products. Some states (and even local government offices) maintain even more stringent vape laws in addition to these federal statutes. We’ll take a closer look at some of the vape laws that have been enacted by individual states.

While we will do our utmost to ensure that our list of state vape laws remains current, considering how quickly the legal landscape is changing regarding vape laws, please ensure that you always check with your local government for the most current policies and restrictions on vaping. We highly recommend you call your local government office to ensure you stay updated on any local policy changes. Keep in mind that we may not have all of the answers you are looking for! These are intended for quick reference, outlining some of the more general vape laws and age restrictions of the fifty states.

While, so far, we have only found that some of the States have prohibited vaping around children under the age of 18; this does not mean that it is allowed in your State. We recommend that you do not vape around children younger than 18 years of age.

* Complete indoor bans indicate areas in which vaping is banned from every indoor area, including bars, restaurants, and places of employment.

* Partial indoor bans indicate areas in which vaping is banned from some indoor locations but might be allowed in some bars or restaurants. Please check with individual businesses and local government for full details to ensure you are properly informed.

Click on your State below for more details on vape laws.

Legal purchase age: 19

Alabama further defines their laws to apply to “an electronic product or device that produces a vapor that delivers nicotine or other substances to the person inhaling from the device to simulate smoking, and is likely to be offered to, or purchased by, consumers as an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, or electronic pipe.”

Complete indoor ban: Anniston, Clay, Creola, Fultondale, Gadsen, Homewood, Midfield, Monroeville, Mountain Brook, Troy, Vestavia Hills

Partial indoor ban: Bessemer, Foley, Opelika, Daphne, Madison
Legal purchase age: 19

Alaska does not appear to have additional definitions in addition to the FDA deeming laws.

Complete indoor ban: Dillingham, Juneau, Palmer
Legal purchase age: 18

Arizona further defines the law to include, “noncombustible tobacco-derived product containing nicotine that employs a mechanical heating element, battery or circuit, regardless of shape or size that can be used to heat a liquid nicotine solution contained in cartridges.” E-cigarette use is also prohibited in homes and vehicles where a foster child is present.

Complete indoor ban: Tempe

Partial indoor ban: Coconino County
Legal purchase age: 18

Arkansas defines the laws to apply to, “an electronic oral device of any size or shape that contains a vapor of nicotine, e-liquid, or any other substance that when used or inhaled simulates smoking, regardless of whether a visible vapor is produced, including without limitation a device that: (A) [i]s composed of a heating element, battery, electronic circuit, chemical process, mechanical device, or a combination [thereof]; (B) [w]orks in combination with a cartridge, other container or liquid delivery device containing nicotine or any other substance and manufactured for use with vapor products; (C) [i]s manufactured distributed, marketed, or sold as any type or derivation of a vapor product, ecigarette, e-cigar, e-pipe, or any other product name or descriptor; and (D) [d]oes not include a product regulated as a drug or device by the FDA as it existed on January 1, 2015,” and, “a bottle or other container of e-liquid that is sold or provided for mixing at retail and is marketed or intended for use in a vapor product [except those] prefilled and sealed by the manufacturer and . . . not intended to be opened by the consumer.”

Furthermore, vapor products are prohibited from being distributed near youth-centered places, and prohibited from use at schools (including higher education campuses) school-related activities, childcare facilities, state park buildings, and healthcare facilities.
Legal purchase age: 21

California extends their definition as, “(A) a product containing, made, or derived from tobacco or nicotine that is intended for human consumption [including] an electronic device that delivers nicotine or other vaporized liquids to the person inhaling from the device, including, but not limited to, an electronic cigarette, cigar, pipe, or hookah…”

E-cigarettes are prohibited from use in the same manner that cigarettes are in public.

Complete indoor ban: Statewide
Legal purchase age: 21 (18 for military personnel)

Colorado has further identified their laws to apply to, “(A) a product containing, made, or derived from tobacco or nicotine that is intended for human consumption [including] an electronic device that delivers nicotine or other vaporized liquids to the person inhaling from the device, including, but not limited to, an electronic cigarette, cigar, pipe, or hookah…”

E-cigarettes are prohibited from use in all areas that cigarettes are prohibited, including school property.

Complete indoor ban: Arvada, Boulder, Breckenridge, Brighton, Edgewater, Evans, Fort Collins, Frisco, Golden, Greeley, Greenwood Village, Lafayette, Lakewood, Littleton, Louisville, Wheat Ridge
Legal purchase age: 18

Connecticut’s law includes, “an electronic device that may be used to simulate smoking in the delivery of nicotine or other substance to a person inhaling from the device, and includes, but is not limited to, an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe or electronic hookah and any related device and any cartridge, electronic cigarette liquid or other component of such device.”

E-cigarettes are also banned from use in most indoor areas, with the only exception appearing to be a few motels and hotels.

Complete indoor ban: Statewide (see previous note)
Legal purchase age: 18

Delaware further explains that their laws apply to, “any device employing a mechanical heating element, battery, or circuit, regardless of shape or size, that can be used to deliver nicotine into the body through inhalation . . . or any noncombustible product containing nicotine intended for use in such a device . . . .”

Vaping is prohibited in a manner similar to smoking with the exception that it is allowed inside vape shops.

Complete indoor ban: Statewide (see previous note)
Legal purchase age: 18

Laws regarding e-cigarettes are further deemed in their laws as, “(A) any non-lighting, noncombustible product that employs a mechanical heating element, battery, or electronic circuit, regardless of shape or size, that can be used to produce aerosol from nicotine in a solution; or (B) any vapor cartridge or other container of nicotine in a solution or other form that is intended to be used with or in an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe, or similar product or device.”

E-cigarettes are (at the very least) specifically prohibited from use on streetcars and their respective platforms and within twenty five feet of public libraries.
Legal purchase age: 18

Florida further defines their laws as applying to, “any product that employs an electronic, chemical, or mechanical means to produce vapor from a nicotine product, including, but not limited to, an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe, or other similar device or product, any replacement cartridge for such device, and any other container of nicotine in a solution or other form intended to be used with or within an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe, or other similar device or product.”

Florida prohibits vaping within fifty feet of their courthouses of the Sixth Judicial Circuit.

Partial indoor ban: Alachua County, Archer, Belleview, Boca Raton, Clay County, Dade County, Delray Beach, Gainseville, Hawthorne, High Springs, Lighthouse Point, Marion County, Miami, Newberry, Orange Park, Port Saint Lucie, Port St. Joe, Vero Beach, Waldo
Legal purchase age: 18

Georgia’s laws define e-cigarette’s further with their laws as, “any noncombustible product containing nicotine that employs a heating element, power source, electronic circuit, or other electronic, chemical, or mechanical means, regardless of shape or size, that can be used to produce vapor from nicotine in a solution or other form. The term “vapor product” shall include any electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe, or similar product or device and any vapor cartridge or other container of nicotine in a solution or other form that is intended to be used with or in an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe, or similar product or device.”

The use of e-cigarettes is banned on campuses of University System of Georgia (except in cases where explicitly allowed, for instance in research). Vaping is banned from city parks in Roswell.

Complete indoor ban: Chatham County, Pooler, Savannah

Partial indoor ban: DeKalb County
Legal purchase age: 21

Hawaii extends their laws to include, “any electronic product that can be used to aerosolize and deliver nicotine or other substances to the person inhaling from the device, including but not limited to an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, or electronic pipe, and any cartridge or other component of the device or related product.”

E-cigarettes are prohibited in areas where cigarettes are prohibited, as well as in state parks.

Complete indoor ban: Statewide
Legal purchase age: 18

Idaho’s laws on e-cigarettes include, “any device that can provide an inhaled dose of nicotine by delivering a vaporized solution [and]includes the components of an electronic cigarette including, but not limited to, liquid nicotine.”

Complete indoor ban: Ketchum
Legal purchase age: 18 (21 in Chicago)

Illinios has further defined their laws to apply to, “a product or device not consisting of or containing tobacco that provides for the ingestion into the body of nicotine, whether by chewing, smoking, absorbing, dissolving, inhaling, snorting, sniffing or by any other means.”

Vaping is prohibited, as all nicotine products are, in areas where smoking is not allowed.

Complete indoor ban: Chicago, Deerfield, DeKalb, Elgin, Elk Grove Village, Evanston, Naperville, New Lenox, Oak Park, Ogle County, Schaumburg, Skokie, Wilmette

Partial indoor ban: Arlington Heights, Wheaton
Legal purchase age: 18

Indiana includes in their definition of their laws, “a device that is capable of providing an inhalable dose of nicotine by delivering a vaporized solution…[and]includes the components and cartridges...”

Complete indoor ban: Indianapolis

Partial indoor ban: Greenwood
Legal purchase age: 18

Iowa has expanded their state law to apply to, “any noncombustible product, which may or may not contain nicotine, that employs a heating element, power source, electronic circuit, or other electronic, chemical, or mechanical means, regardless of shape or size, that can be used to produce vapor from a solution or other substance . . . [including] an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe, or similar product or device, and any cartridge or other container of a solution or other substance, which may or may not contain nicotine, that is intended to be used with or in an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe, or similar product or device.”

E-cigarette use is prohibited in state-operated buildings and their surrounding outdoor areas with the exception of privately-owned buildings within the Capitol Complex.

Complete indoor ban: Ames, Coralville, Iowa City, North Liberty
Legal purchase age: 18

In Kansas, the state law is extended to include, “a battery-powered device, whether or not such device is shaped like a cigarette, that can provide inhaled doses of nicotine by delivering a vaporized solution by means of cartridges or other chemical delivery systems.”

Use of electronic cigarettes are strictly prohibited from use on Department of Corrections grounds.

Complete indoor ban: Eudora, Hutchinson, Olathe, Overland Park, Park City, Topeka, Wyandotte County
Legal purchase age: 18

Kentucky state law includes, “any noncombustible product that employs a heating element, battery, power source, electronic circuit, or other electronic, chemical, or mechanical means, regardless of shape or size and including the component parts and accessories thereto, that can be used to deliver vaporized nicotine or other substances to users inhaling from the device. . . . [I]ncludes but is not limited to any electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe, or similar product or device and every variation thereof, regardless of whether marketed as such, and any vapor cartridge or other container of a liquid solution or other material that is intended to be used with or in an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe, or other similar product or device.”

Vaping is prohibited in/on buildings, vehicles, land and other properties owned by the Executive branch.

Complete indoor ban: Bardstown, Berea, Danville, Glasgow, Lexington, Mancher, Morehead, Richmond, Versailles, Woodford County
Legal purchase age: 18

Louisiana’s laws extend to, “any noncombustible product containing nicotine or other substances that employs a heating element, power source, electronic circuit, or other electronic, chemical or mechanical means, regardless of shape or size, that can be used to produce vapor from nicotine in a solution or other form…[and] includes any electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe, or similar product or device and any vapor cartridge or other container of nicotine in a solution or other form that is intended to be used with or in an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe, or similar product or device.”

Complete indoor ban: Abbeville, Cheneyville, Hammond, Monroe, New Orleans, Ouachita Parish, West Monroe

Partial indoor ban: Sulphur, Lake Charles
Legal purchase age: 18

Maine further defines their laws as applicable to, “any form of tobacco and any material or device used in the smoking, chewing or other form of tobacco consumption, including cigarette papers, rolling papers, pipes, electronic smoking devices and components (i.e., electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic pipe, electronic hookah or so called vape pen), “ and, any noncombustible device containing or delivering nicotine or any other substance intended for human consumption that employs a heating element, power source, electronic circuit or other electronic, chemical or mechanical means and that may be used to simulate smoking through inhalation of vapor or aerosol from the device, including, without limitation, a device manufactured, distributed, marketed or sold as an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic pipe, electronic hookah or so-called vape pen.”

Vaping is prohibited in most of the same areas where smoking is, including childcare facilities, places of employment, in vehicles with minors, beaches, state parks, and historic sites.

Complete indoor ban: Statewide
Legal purchase age: 18

Maryland has further defined e-cigarettes in their state laws, opting instead to adopt to the FDA’s standard definitions.

Complete indoor ban: Howard County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County

Partial indoor ban: Baltimore
Legal purchase age: 18 (21 in Boston)

Massachusetts law includes the definition, “any product that can deliver nicotine to the user through inhalation of vapor [including] any component part of such product, including liquid for use in the device regardless of whether the liquid contains nicotine, whether or not sold separately . . . .”

Complete indoor ban: Arcton, Adams, Amherst, Andover, Arlington, Ashland, Athol, Attleboro, Auburn, Barre, Billerica, Bolton, Boston, Bourne, Bridgewater, Buckland, Burlington, Cambridge, Charlemont, Cohasset, Concord, Dartmouth, Dedham, Deerfield, Dighton, Dover, Dracut, Eastham, Easthampton, Fairhaven, Fitchburg, Foxborough, Franklin, Gardner, Gill, Gloucester, Grafton, Granby, Great Barrington, Greenfield, Halifax, Hamilton, Hatfield, Haverhill, Holyoke, Hubbardston, Hudson, Hull, Lee, Leicester, Lenox, Leominster, Leverett, Lexington, Lynn, Lynnfield, Marblehead, Marion, Marlborough, Marshfield, Mashpee, Medfield, Medway, Methuen, Milford, Montague, Natick, Needham, New Bedford, Newburyport, Newton, Northampton, North Andover, North Attleborough, North Reading, Orange, Orleans, Oxford, Pittsfield, Plainville, Provincetown, Reading, Rockland, Salem, Saugus, Sharon, Shelburne, Sherborn, Shrewsbury, Somerset, Somerville, South Hadley, Stockbridge, Sunderland, Sutton, Swampscott, Swansea, Taunton, Tewksbury, Townsend, Tynsborough, Wakefield, Watertown, Wayland, Webster, Wendell, West Springfield, Westminster, Westport, Westwood, Weymouth, Whately, Williamstown, Winchendon, Winchester, Worcester, Yarmouth
Legal purchase age: 18

Michigan has not further defined their laws concerning e-cigarettes and as such draws upon the default FDA definitions.

Partial indoor ban: Washtenaw County
Legal purchase age: 18

Minnesota has further declared their laws to apply to, “any product containing or delivering nicotine, lobelia, or any other substance intended for human consumption that can be used by a person to simulate smoking in the delivery of nicotine or any other substance through inhalation of vapor from the product. Electronic delivery device includes any component part of a product, whether or not marketed or sold separately.”

E-cigarettes are prohibited from use on educational properties, day care facilities, healthcare facilities, and all government owned/operated properties.

Complete indoor ban: Austin, Beltrami County, Big Stone County, Bloomington, Chippewa County, Clay County, Duluth, Eagle Lake, Eden Prairie, Edina, Elk River, Ely, Glyndon, Hennepin County, Hermantown, Houston County, Isanti, Jordan, Lac Qui Parle County, Lakeville, Mankato, Marshall County, Minneapolis, Moorhead, North Mankato, Olmsted County, Orono, Perham, Ramsey County, Red Wing, Richfield, Savage, Sleepy Eye, St. Anthony, St. Louis County, Steele County, Waseca, Wilkin County
Legal purchase age: 18

Mississippi’s law applies to, “(1) An electronic cigarette; or (2) Any other product that consists of or contains nicotine that can be ingested into the body by chewing, smoking, absorbing, dissolving, inhaling or by any other means.” Further defining: Electronic cigarette to mean “an electronic product or device that produces a vapor that delivers nicotine or other substances to the person inhaling from the device to stimulate smoking, and is likely to be offered to, or purchased by, consumers as an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo or electronic pipe.”

Complete indoor ban: Anguilla, Arcola, Baldwyn, Bassfield, Beulah, Brandon, Bruce, Byram, Calhoun City, Clinton, Centreville, Coahoma County, Courtland, Crawford, Duck Hill, Duncan, Durant, Ethel, Farmington, Fayette, Forest, Friars Point, Georgetown, Holly Springs, Indianola, Isola, Itta Bena, Iuka, Louisville, Magee, Mantachie, Mendenhall, Monticello, Moorhead, Nettleton, New Augusta, Petal, Pickens, Pittsboro, Plantersville, Prentiss, Rolling Fork, Sidon, Sledge, Southaven, State Line, Sumner, Tupelo, Tutwiler, Walnut, Walnut Grove, Weir, Wesson, Wiggins, Woodville

Partial indoor ban: Diamondhead, Flowood
Legal purchase age: 18 (21 in Kansas City)

Missouri has further defined their laws as applying to, “any noncombustible product containing nicotine that employs a heating element, power source, electronic circuit, or other electronic, chemical or mechanical means, regardless of shape or size, that can be used to produce vapor from nicotine in a solution in other form [including] any electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe…and any vapor cartridge or other container of nicotine in a solution or other form that is intended to be used with or in [any of the aforementioned devices] [but] does not include any alternative nicotine product or tobacco product.”

Complete indoor ban: Branson, Clinton, Columbia, Creve Coeur, Farmington, Kansas City, Gainesville, St. Joseph, Washington
Legal purchase age: 18

Montana’s law includes the definitions as, “a noncombustible product that may contain nicotine and that uses a heating element, power source, electronic circuit, or other electronic, chemical, or mechanical means, regardless of shape or size, to produce vapor from a solution or other substance[including ] an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe, or similar product or device and a vapor cartridge or other container that may contain nicotine in a solution or other form that is intended to be used with [any aforementioned] device.”

Complete indoor ban: Lewis and Clark County
Legal purchase age: 18

In Nebraska, the state law extends to include, “any noncombustible product containing nicotine that employs a heating element, power source, electronic circuit, or other electronic, chemical, or mechanical means regardless of shape or size, that can be used to produce vapor from nicotine in a solution or other form [and includes] any electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe, or similar product or device or any vapor cartridge or other container of nicotine in a solution or other form [intended to be used with an aforementioned device].”
Legal purchase age: 18

Nevada’s laws apply to, “any noncombustible product containing nicotine that employs a heating element, power source, electronic circuit or other electronic, chemical or mechanical means, regardless of the shape or size thereof, that can be used to produce vapor from nicotine in a solution or other form [including] an electronic cigarette, cigar, cigarillo or pip…and a vapor cartridge or other container of nicotine in a solution or other form [intended for use with an aforementioned device].”
Legal purchase age: 18

New Hampshire’s law applies to, “any electronic smoking device composed of a mouthpiece, a heating element, a battery, and electronic circuits that provides a vapor of pure nicotine mixed with propylene glycol to the user as the user simulates smoking [including ecigarettes, e-cigars, or e-pipes . . . .”

E-cigarettes are prohibited from use on public educational grounds.
Legal purchase age: 19

New Jersey’s laws extend to, “an electronic device that can be used to deliver nicotine or other substances to the person inhaling from the device, including, but not limited to, an electronic cigarette, cigar, cigarillo, or pipe.”

E-cigarettes are banned from use in the same areas as cigarettes, such as: public indoor areas, places of employment, and schools.

Complete indoor ban: Statewide
Legal purchase age: 18

New Mexico has added to their state law to include, “(1) . . . any electronic oral device, whether composed of a heating element and battery or an electronic circuit, that provides a vapor of nicotine or any other substances the use or inhalation of which simulates smoking; and (2) includes any such device, or any part thereof, whether manufactured, distributed, marketed or sold as an e-cigarette, ecigar, e-pipe or any other product, name or descriptor . . .”

E-cigarette possession, as well as use, is strictly prohibited on/at school properties and events.

Complete indoor ban: Santa Fe

Partial indoor ban: Carlsbad
Legal purchase age: 18 (21 in New York City)

New York further defines, “an electronic device that delivers vapor which is inhaled by an individual user, and shall include any refill, cartridge and any other component of such a device.”

Vaping is prohibited on Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority property.

Complete indoor ban: Cattaraugus County, Lynbrook, New York City, Suffolk County, Tompkins County, Westchester County

Partial indoor ban: Broome County
Legal purchase age: 18

North Carolina’s laws apply to, “any noncombustible product that employs a mechanical heating element, battery, or electronic circuit regardless of shape or size and that can be used to heat a liquid nicotine solution contained in a vapor cartridge. The term includes an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, and electronic pipe.”

Vaping is prohibited on correctional facility grounds.

Partial indoor ban: Asheville, Waynesville
Legal purchase age: 18

North Dakota’s laws define further, “any electronic oral device, such as one composed of a heating element and battery or electronic circuit, or both, which provides a vapor of nicotine or any other substances, and the use or inhalation of which simulates smoking [including a product marketed as an] e-cigarette, e-cigar, and e-pipe or under any other product, name, or descriptor.”

Use of e-cigarettes is prohibited in indoor public places, within twenty feet of entrances, windows, etc., and work places.

Complete indoor ban: Statewide
Legal purchase age: 18 (21 in Cleveland)

Ohio explains their further laws as applying to, “an electronic cigarette or any other product or device that consists of or contains nicotine that can be ingested into the body by any means, including, but not limited to, chewing, smoking, absorbing, dissolving, or inhaling.”

Use of e-cigarettes is prohibited in capitol buildings and some university and community college properties.

Complete indoor ban: Bexley, Grandview Heights, Oberlin
Legal purchase age: 18

Oklahoma’s laws also apply to, “noncombustible products, that may or may not contain nicotine, that employ a mechanical heating element, battery, electronic circuit, or other mechanism, regardless of shape or size, that can be used to produce a vapor in a solution or other form [including] any vapor cartridge or other container with or without nicotine or other form that is intended to be used with an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe, or similar product or device . . . .”

Vaping is banned from properties used by the state.
Legal purchase age: 18

Oregon has designated their state law also applies to, “(i) [a] device that can be used to deliver nicotine or cannabinoids in the form of a vapor or aerosol to a person inhaling from the device; or (ii) a component of a device [described above] or a substance in any form sold for the purpose of being vaporized or aerosolized by a device [described above], whether the component or substance is sold separately or is not sold separately . . . .”

Use of electronic cigarettes is prohibited in public places, work places, child care facilities, health care facilities, some universities, in a vehicle with a passenger under age 18, within ten feet of entrances, windows, etc., jury rooms, and at least seventy five percent of hotel rooms.

Complete indoor ban: Statewide
Legal purchase age: 18

Pennsylvania has included the following definition in their laws, “(1) an electronic oral device, such as one composed of a heating element and battery or electronic circuit, or both, which provides a vapor of nicotine or any other substance and the use or inhalation of which simulates smoking. (2) the term includes (i) a device as described in paragraph (1), notwithstanding whether the device is manufactured, distributed marketed or sold as an e-cigarette, an ecigar and e-pipe or under any other product name or description. (ii) a liquid or substance placed in or sold for use in an electronic cigarette.”

Complete indoor ban: Statewide
Legal purchase age: 18

Rhode Island includes in its definitions, “an electronic device that may be used to simulate smoking in the delivery of nicotine or other substance to a person inhaling from the device, and includes, but is not limited to, an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe, or electronic hookah and any related device and any cartridge or other component of such device.”
Legal purchase age: 18

In South Carolina, the law is also applicable to, “a product, including electronic cigarettes, that consists of or contains nicotine that can be ingested into the body by chewing, smoking, absorbing, dissolving, inhaling, or by any other means,” and, “an electronic product or device that produces a vapor that delivers nicotine or other substances to the person inhaling from the device to simulate smoking, and is likely to be offered to, or purchased by, consumers as an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, or electronic pipe.”

Vaping is not allowed in ambulances.

Complete indoor ban: Denmark, Estill, Hartsville, Inman, West Pelzer, Yemassee
Legal purchase age: 18

The South Dakota state law further designates, “any noncombustible product containing nicotine that employs a heating element, power source, electronic circuit, or other electronic, chemical, or mechanical means, regardless of shape or size, that can be used to produce vapor from nicotine in a solution or other form [including] any electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe, or similar product or device and any vapor cartridge or other container of nicotine in a solution or other form that is intended to be used with or in an [aforementioned] device.”

Vaping is prohibited from use on correctional facilities properties.
Legal purchase age: 18

Tennessee has further defined their laws as applying to, “any noncombustible product containing nicotine or any other substance that employs a mechanical heating element, battery, electronic circuit, or other mechanism, regardless of shape or size, that can be used to produce or emit vapor [including] any electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe, or similar product, and any vapor cartridge or other container of a solution containing nicotine or any other substance that is intended to be used with or in an [aforementioned] product . . . .”
Legal purchase age: **

Texas provides further definition of their laws being, “an electronic cigarette or any other device that simulates smoking by using a mechanical heating element, batter, or electronic circuit to delivery nicotine or other substances to the individual inhaling from the device [including products sold as] ecigarette, e-cigar, or e-pipe or under another product name or description [and including any] component, part, or accessory for the device [whether or not] sold separately . . . .”

Texas prohibits the use of e-cigarettes in a manner similar to cigarettes. There are established areas where e-cigarettes may be used. E-cigarettes are prohibited from use at schools and school activities as well as on Department of Criminal Justice properties.

Complete indoor ban: Bonham, Denton, Desoto, Duncanville, Edinburg, El Paso, Frisco, Harlingen, Lufkin, San Angelo, San Marcos, Seagoville, Sherman, Socorro, Tyler, Waco, Waxahachie

Partial indoor ban: Bedford, Boerne, Burkburnett, Highland Village Texas, Joshua, Weatherford, Wichita Falls
Legal purchase age: 19

Utah expands on the definition by applying their laws to, “(i) an electronic device used to deliver or capable of delivering vapor containing nicotine into a person’s respiratory system; (ii) any component of or accessory intended for use with the device described in subsection [(i)]; or (iii) an accessory sold in the same package as the device described in subsection [(i)]. (b) includes an ecigarette as defined in §26-38-2.”

Vaping is restricted in a manner similar to cigarettes, prohibited from indoor use with the exception of vape shops, use on correctional facility properties, school properties and associated activities.

Complete indoor ban: Statewide (see above note)
Legal purchase age: 18

Vermont’s laws further apply to, “products, including electronic cigarettes or other electronic or battery-powered devices, that contain and are designed to deliver nicotine or other substances into the body through inhaling vapor . . . .”

E-cigarettes are prohibited from use in child care facilities, school facilities and events, work places (excluding vape shops), indoor public places, and some outdoor areas, and in vehicles with children.

Complete indoor ban: Statewide (see above note)
Legal purchase age: 18

Virginia state law describes their laws also applying to, “any noncombustible product containing nicotine that employs a heating element, power source, electronic circuit, or other electronic, chemical, or mechanical means, regardless of shape or size, that can be used to produce vapor from nicotine in a solution or other form [including] any electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe, or similar product or device and any cartridge or other container of nicotine in a solution or other form that is intended to be used with or in an [aforementioned] device.”

Vaping is prohibited on school properties and events, and within one hundred feet of Railway Express stations.
Legal purchase age: 18

Washington regulations further apply to, “any noncombustible product that may contain nicotine and that employs a heating element, power source, electronic circuit, or other electronic, chemical, or mechanical means, regardless of shape or size, that can be used to produce vapor or aerosol from a solution or other substance [including] electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe, or similar product or device and any vapor cartridge or other container that may contain nicotine in a solution or other form that is intended to be used with or in [such a device].”

Vaping is prohibited in childcare, university, community college, and school facility properties and events.

Complete indoor ban: Grant County, King County, Pasco, Pierce County, Snohomish County
Legal purchase age: 18

West Virginia has identified their laws to also apply to, “any noncombustible product containing nicotine that employs a heating element, power source, electronic circuit or other electronic, chemical or mechanical means, regardless of shape and size, that can be used to produce vapor from nicotine in a solution or other form [including] any electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe or similar product or device, and any vapor cartridge or other container of nicotine in a solution or other form that is intended to be used with or in an [aforementioned] device.”

E-cigarettes are prohibited from use on school facility properties.

Complete indoor ban: Barbour County, Berkeley County, Brooke County, Calhoun County, Grant County, Greenbrier County, Hampshire County, Hancock County, Lewis County, Mason County, Mineral County, Monroe County, Nicholas County, Ohio County, Pleasants County, Preston County, Randolph County, Ritchie County, Roane County, Taylor County, Tucker County, Upshur County, Wirt County, Wood County
Legal purchase age: 18

Wisconsin designates further, “a product that contains nicotine and is not any of the following: (1) a tobacco product; [or] (2) a cigarette.”

Complete indoor ban: Ashwaubenon, Dane County, Florence County, Greenfield, Janesville, Jefferson County, La Cross County, Madison, Onalaska, Wausau
Legal purchase age: 18

Wyoming further defines electronic cigarettes as, “a product that employs any mechanical heating element, battery or electronic circuit, regardless of shape or size, that can be used to deliver doses of nicotine vapor by means of heating a liquid nicotine solution contained in a cartridge or other delivery system.”

Complete indoor ban: Laremie