Public May Comment on Adding E-Cigs and Hookah to Louisville’s Smoke-free Law until Oct. 28

September 28, 2016

As Louisville Metro Government decides whether e-cigarettes and hookah products should be included under the city’s smoke-free law, citizens are being invited to share their views, through one of several ways:

  1.  Online survey
  2. By mail at:
    Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness
    Attn: Expanding the Smoking Ordinance
    400Gray St., Louisville, KY 40202
  3. Via the city’s website

The deadline for submitting comments is 5 p.m., Friday, October 28, 2016.
Comments and survey results will be shared with the community and a final recommendation will be forwarded to Mayor Fischer and Metro Council.

In 2008, Louisville enacted a comprehensive smoke-free ordinance, prohibiting smoking tobacco products in all indoor public places and worksites.  Since passage of the ordinance, e-cigarettes and hookah products have come on the market.

More than 500 communities across the country, including 13 in Kentucky, already include e-cigarettes or hookah in their smoke-free laws. Many local businesses, healthcare facilities and educational institutions in Louisville also include e-cigarettes or hookah in their own wellness policies.

On September 28, Louisville Metro Government sponsored a community educational forum to discuss the possibility of expanding Louisville’s smoke-free ordinance to include such products.  If you missed the forum, you can view it at, https://youtube.com/user/LouisvilleMetroTV.