A meeting will be held Monday that could end vaping in one town south of Buffalo. According to reports, there may soon be a vaping/smoking ban in public places in the Town of Aurora.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that a public hearing will be held by the Town Board of the Town of Aurora on the 13th day of December, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at the Aurora Municipal Center, 575 Oakwood Avenue, East Aurora, New York, at which hearing parties and interested citizens shall have an opportunity to be heard on the adoption of a Local Law of the Town of Aurora for the year 2021, to add a Chapter entitled “Smoking and Vaping Regulations in Public Areas” to the Codes of the Town of Aurora.

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Some of us are old enough to recall the days when you could smoke in public places. Asking for the "smoking section" was a thing in restaurants around town. As time went on, smoking indoors in a public place was completely removed and soon after came the introduction of vaping. Many places also put a ban on vaping indoors in public areas and now it may include certain outdoor areas.

As of Monday, December 13th, there is a mask mandate that will be in place in New York State. The Governor has made it mandatory to wear a mask when indoors in public areas around the state. This is response to and in anticipation of the surge of COVID-19 cases currently and over the upcoming winter.