While it’s not uncommon in this day and age to see people vaping on the streets depending on where you are, it’s not everyday that we bear witness to a state senator vaping inside of a state capitol, which is exactly what we saw on Monday when State Senator Daniel Kagan hit his vape inside of the State Committee room inside of Colorado’s State Capitol.
Kagan, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, was quoted by local news outlet Fox31 Denver as having said about his newsworthy vape usage that he doesn’t “think it’s ideal,” however, it’s been a real lifesaver for him, or so he claimed. He added that he “was a smoker for decades” before he switched over to vaping, which he now reportedly uses to help control his urges to revert to back to smoking conventional cigarettes.
Kagan, who is a Democrat, was reportedly given permission by Republicans to vape inside the State Judiciary Committee as nobody appears to have taken an issue with his indoor vape use.
As for whether or not he’s breaking any laws, Kagan was quoted by Fox31 Denver as having said that he always asks for permission and as far as he’s aware, he’s “not breaking any laws.”
“As far as I know I’m not breaking any laws and I always ask permission”
In Colorado, state laws do not currently prohibit indoor vaping in spaces other than schools. Subsequently, there’s no state law currently prohibiting the use of vaporizers inside of the State Capitol.