Springfield residents will no longer be able to smoke electronic cigarettes in public places, like bars, restaurants and workplaces.
In a 10-0 vote, aldermen added electronic cigarettes and marijuana to a smoking ban approved in 2006, two years before a statewide law went into effect.
This is months ahead of a rollout of recreational marijuana in Illinois, which becomes legal in January.
Ward 9 Ald. Jim Donelan — who proposed the rules — says it’s a matter of public health.