La. Lawmakers agree to ban vaping while a child’s in the car

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Traveling with a child in the car? Louisiana lawmakers say you shouldn’t be vaping then.

The House and Senate have given final passage to a bill that would ban the use of vaping devices in any vehicle with a child present.

Louisiana law already prohibits drivers and passengers from smoking cigarettes, pipes or cigars if a child’s in the vehicle.

The bill by Gretna Rep. Joe Marino adds vaping to that list.

The House voted 80-19 for the measure.

A 30-0 vote Friday in the Senate moved the bill to Gov. John Bel Edwards, who hasn’t objected to the bill.

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