• Enacted in 2011
• A proposed update would expand the definition of e-cigarettes to include hookah pens and other devices.
• Individuals may be fined up to $50.
• Businesses with multiple violations can be fined up to $500.
FLAGSTAFF – Chris Azimi lounges on a park bench in Heritage Square, taking a puff from a white and green stick. It looks like a cigarette, but rather than burning tobacco it emits an odorless vapor laced with nicotine.
Thanks to e-cigarettes, Azimi, a Northern Arizona University student, has been tobacco-free for two months, the longest he’s ever gone in his many attempts to quit smoking.
“Even though it’s not healthy, it’s still healthier in my opinion than regular cigarettes,” he said.
But if he smoked his e-cigarette on a park bench outside of Flagstaff, he could face a fine of up to $50.