The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is celebrating legislation that will prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes in indoor places. The bill was introduced in May by Senator Amanda Shelton, co-sponsored by all 15 of Guam’s senators, and signed into law by Governor Lou Leon Guerrero on November 12th. The new law is effective immediately.
As an amendment to the Natasha Protection Act (Guam’s Clean Indoor Air Act), e-cigarettes cannot be used in any enclosed public space, such as restaurants, or within 20 feet of the entrance or exit of an enclosed public space.
Governor Lou Guerrero has also convened a government taskforce to address the use of electronic cigarettes and the panel is looking at different policy ideas to address Guam’s youth epidemic of electronic cigarette use.