The same Sydney public smoking and transport ban that applies to traditional cigarettes, or analogs as vapers refer to them, will soon also apply to e-cigarette smoking.

Brad Hazzard, Health Minister, announced that the amendment to the Smoke-free Environment Bill would come into effect in July.

“The new laws do not ban people from using e-cigarettes,” he said. “Put simply, where you are not allowed to smoke cigarettes, you now cannot vape, either.”

If caught smoking a regular cigarette or vaping device in public, violators could pay up to $550 in fines.

When put into effect, Sydney will join Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria, and the ACT in regulating e-cigarettes in public areas.

Learn more about this story on The Daily Telegraph.

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