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Soon, Colorado vapers will be asking one important question – a lot:

“Hey, where can we go?” 

State lawmakers are maneuvering to make an amendment to the Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act and include vaping products, along with combustible cigarettes, according to denver.cbslocal.com.

The law currently does not have vaping listed on the banned list at most indoor public venues, workplaces and restaurants. It’s about to change if Urban Farmer General Manager Susan Weiser has anything to do with it.

Weiser told CBS4 the Denver-based eatery is often filled with unwanted fumes. The scent doesn’t seem to matter.

“Whether it smells like bubble gum or whether it smells like cigarette smoke, it upsets the sensory experience of all of it,” Weiser said. “That the smell of it is offsetting to the rest of (our) guests and we want you to be able to smell and enjoy food as we put it out.”

The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet, also wants to use the legislation as a means to limit teen vaping, which was cited as an “epidemic” by the U.S. Surgeon General and other federal agencies.

Colorado also has one of the nation’s highest teen vaping rates, nearly double the rate of 37 surveyed states, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

While seven percent of high school students in Colorado smoked traditional cigarettes, 27 percent admitted to using e-cigarettes, the 2017 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey reported.

The bill offers “one way that we can intervene and say, ‘Hey, we don’t think this is good,’ ” Michaelson Jenet said. “We want to get the message to the youth in our communities, ‘Please stop.’ ”

The intentions may be honorable, but for ordinary consenting adults, the legislation will only add to their frustrations of finding a public location for them to partake.

“Hey, where can we go?”

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