Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has recommended that state law regulates smoking tobacco in public places should also cover indoor vaping.
Schmidt will request introduction of legislation to add use of e-cigarettes to the definition of smoking that is regulated by the Clean Indoor Air Act.
Schmidt notes that medical professionals suggest secondhand vape particles are harmful to people who inhale them.
As of October, at least 19 states and two territories prohibit use of e-cigarettes in places that are designated 100% smoke free. But in Kansas, the Clean Indoor Air Act as currently written only applies to combustible tobacco, not to e-cigarettes.