Maryland Blogger: Smoking/Vaping Prohibited in Gaithersburg Restaurants

Smoking/Vaping Prohibited in Gaithersburg Restaurants

Smoking/Vaping Prohibited in Gaithersburg Restaurants

 

In 2016, the City of Gaithersburg amended its smoking-prohibition ordinance to include vaping and the use of e-cigarettes in the definition of smoking. That broader prohibition also extends to outdoor spaces of all public buildings and public property in general (with a few exceptions), including all park areas.

With vaping and e-cigarettes added to the definition of smoking, be aware that these products are also therefore prohibited in outdoor public areas of dining establishments, where smoking was already prohibited. View the adopted ordinance here.

This is a City of Gaithersburg announcement. 

 

 

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Comment balloon 16 commentsRoy Kelley • January 10 2019 12:10AM

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Good morning, Roy Kelley IT SHOULD BE PROHIBITED EVERYWHERE THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) about 1 month ago

Its already been done many places across the Country!!!

With vaping and e-cigarettes added to the definition of smoking, be aware that these products are also therefore prohibited in outdoor public areas of dining establishments, where smoking was already prohibited. 

Posted by Sham Reddy, CRS (H E R Realty, Dayton, OH) about 1 month ago

Roy, Good for Gaithersburg to enforce this, and noiw it's time for every area to do the same...

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) about 1 month ago

Good mornign Roy. It is about time responsible people took action. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) about 1 month ago

Good to know for those that smoke and/or vape.  They will need to go elsewhere for their habit.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 1 month ago

I would appreciate that, as I don't like being around smokers at all.  It is such a big business though, I don't know how people even afford to smoke as much as they do.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) about 1 month ago

Good morning Roy Kelley ,

You'll find this enforced in Austin and has been for many years. Smoke free restaurants, offices and surrounding the buildings. It makes dining out so much more enjoyable!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) about 1 month ago

Roy, I agree with Barbara, this should be prohibited everywhere, this is just as dangerous as smoking for our young ones! 

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) about 1 month ago

We have smoking prohibitions here in Charlotte, but I don't know about the vaping. Will need to look into it. Both should be banned in all public places.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) about 1 month ago

As well it should be....rules have to change with the times to be inclusive

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) about 1 month ago

Good morning Roy - I am seeing that the no smoking rules are being revised in many places.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) about 1 month ago

Hi Roy Kelley - good for the city of Gaithersburg!  I worked in one of the first cities to prohibit or limit smoking in the US (circa 1986). It was Pasadena CA. My parents lived in Kentucky and I did not like to visit them because of all the smoking everywhere! 

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 1 month ago

In Minnesota anywhere there is food served you are not allowed to smoke or vape.

Been like this for about 7-8 years now.  It is great to go eat a a nice restraunt and not smell the odors.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 1 month ago

Thanks for this information, Roy.  I agree.  Smoking is offensive and Vaping is not any less offensive even with the lack of smoke.  

Posted by June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time (The Traczyk Team at Remax New Beginnings ) about 1 month ago

Great PSA, Roy! We have similar restrictions here in Charlotte as well...thankfully!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) about 1 month ago

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