SC House Passes Ban On Local Tobacco Regulations The South Carolina House has given key approval to a bill that would keep local governments from passing any additional regulations on cigarettes or electronic cigarettes.

SC House Passes Ban On Local Tobacco Regulations

The South Carolina House has given key approval to a bill that would keep local governments from passing any additional regulations on cigarettes or electronic cigarettes.
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The South Carolina House has given key approval to a bill that would keep local governments from passing any additional regulations on cigarettes or electronic cigarettes.

The House voted 69-37 on Wednesday on the proposal that prevents local bans on ingredients, flavors or the licensing of tobacco products.

Supporters say the ban would prevent a patchwork of regulations. The House has already passed a bill banning minors from entering vaping shops and other places that sell electronic cigarettes.

The House debated the bill for about an hour. Some lawmakers compared it to a proposal to prevent local governments from banning plastic bags.

The tobacco bill will move on to the Senate after a last perfunctory vote.