Ecig-friendly and ecig bans list

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If you haven’t noticed, e-cigarettes are quickly gaining popularity! That’s great news for us vapers. However, now that more people are becoming aware of these awesome devices there are more people opposed to them as well. We need your help! We are keeping two lists – one has places that have banned ecigs, the other has places that are vape-friendly. We will keep this list updated with your comments, so please tell us the places in your neighborhood that either ban or welcome ecigs. You can post in the comment section below. Let’s see how extensive we can get!

VAPE-FRIENDLY PLACES (we like you guys!)


  • 501 Bar and Grill 501 W a St., Lincoln, NE 68522
  • Allgauer’s 2855 Milwaukee Ave, Northbrook, IL 60062
  • Buffalo Wild Wings 780 Jefferson Rd. Rochester, NY 14623-3232
  • California Pizza Kitchen 1515 Lake Cook Rd, Northbrook, IL
  • Corner Bakery Cafe 1270 Northbrook Ct, Northbrook, IL 60062
  • DC Sarnies 649 W Lake Cook Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062
  • Di Pescara 2124 Northbrook Ct, Northbrook, IL 60062
  • Fox & Hound Bar & Grill 910 W. Dundee Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60004
  • Fratelli’s Restaurant 2995 Lakeville Rd, Avon, NY 14414
  • Go Roma 3061 Dundee Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062
  • La Taquiza 2661 N Shermer Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062
  • Landmark Inn Bar & Grille 1352 Shermer Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062
  • Livingston Lanes and Pub 4260 Lakeville Rd., Geneseo, NY 14454
  • Panera Bread 1228 W. Dundee Rd., Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
  • Roadhouse Bar and Grill 1501 Centerpark Rd. #300, Lincoln, NE 68512 (Bartender vapes!)
  • Round-Abouts Restaurant 6891 A St., Ste. 202, Lincoln, NE 68510
  • The Cellar (bar in The Oven) 201 N. 8th St., Lincoln, NE 68508
  • The Steakhouse 3441 Adams St, Lincoln, NE 68504
  • Zen’s Lounge 122 N. 11th St., Lincoln, NE ‎68510


  • Walmart – Depends on the area and local smoking laws, no company ban in place.
  • Westfield Shopping centers (owners of a number of malls around the country)- vaping allowed in mall, up to stores themselves on policies


  • Brunswick Zone 824 E. Rand Rd., Mount Prospect, IL 60056
  • Dartmouth Mall 200 N. Dartmouth Mall, North Dartmouth, MA 02747
  • Nebraska Democratic Party HQ 421 S 9th Street, Ste. 233, Lincoln, NE 68508
  • NET (Nebraska’s PBS and NPR) 1800 N. 33rd St., Lincoln, NE 68503
  • Providence Place Mall 1 Providence Pl., Providence, RI 02903
  • Silver City Galleria 2 Galleria Mall Dr., Taunton, MA 02780
  • Stellar Strategic 421 S. 9th St., Ste. 215, Lincoln, NE 68508

PLACES THAT HAVE BANNED ECIGS (we need to help you see the light!)

  • LAX – No official ban, but security will ask you to stop if they see you vaping
  • United Airlines (Continental)
  • U.S. Department of Transportation – Prohibited use on airplanes


  • Brix and Stone Gastropub 803 Q St., Lincoln, NE 68508
  • Carmella’s Bistro and Wine Bar 4141 Pioneer Woods Dr. #110, Lincoln, NE 68506
  • D.C. Cupcakes
  • In and Out Burger
  • J Alexander’s, Northbrook, IL
  • Lagrato’s Bar, E. Washington Ave., Madison, Wisconsin
  • Macaroni Grill
  • Peter Luger, NY, NY
  • Olive Garden
  • Red Robin
  • Starbucks
  • Wandos Bar & Grill, State St., Madison, Wisconsin
  • White Castle


  • Auburn University – Banned indoors and dorms, honor system
  • Duke – Banned indoors, not in dorms (though decision is pending on whether that will remain)
  • Harvard – Banned indoors and in dorms, honor system
  • Stanford University – Banned indoors and in dorms, honor system
  • Texas A&M- Banned indoors and in dorms, honor system
  • Towson University – Banned indoors and dorms, honor system
  • UCLA – Banned indoors and dorms, honor system
  • University of Alabama – Banned indoors and dorms, honor system
  • University of Illinois – Banned completely, honor system
  • University of Maryland – Banned in dorms and indoors, honor system
  • University of Michigan – Banned completely, honor system
  • University of North Carolina – Banned indoors, not dorms
  • University of Utah – Banned, if caught face disciplinary action
  • USC – Banned indoors and dorms, honor system
  • Yale – Banned indoors and in dorms, honor system


  • CVS Pharmacy – No vaping allowed in stores. Employees found vaping indoors subject to termination.
  • Speedway Gas Station, Palatine, IL – Vaping frowned upon inside store
  • Walgreens – No vaping allowed in stores, employees subject to discipline if vaping indoors


  • U.S. Air Force – Bans ecigs in most facilities
  • MTA Long Island Rail Road
  • Six Flags Great America, Gurnee, IL – Treats ecigs just like analogs

FRANCHISE OWNER DECIDES (No corporate ban, but up to franchise owner on whether or not vaping is allowed indoors)

  • Chilli’s
  • Burger King
  • Hooter’s
  • Caribou Coffee
  • Longhorn Steakhouse
  • McDonald’s
  • Pizzeria Uno’s
  • Wendy’s

32 thoughts on “Ecig-friendly and ecig bans list

  1. Friendly places:
    Fratelli’s Restaurant
    2995 Lakeville Rd, Avon, NY 14414

    Livingston Lanes and Pub
    4260 Lakeville Road, Geneseo, New York 14454

  2. Panera Bread on Dundee Rd in Buffalo Grove let me once when I stopped there. Brunswick Zone in Mt. Prospect was really cool about it. Fox & Hound Bar & Grill in Arlington Hts was cool with it.

  3. Wow I’m surprised that so many universities have banned vaping, I’m sure that doesn’t stop some of the college students but still that’s strange.

  4. What would be really cool would be a printable sign (pdf) that vapers could present to pubs so we would know the place is cool with it.

  5. Here are the places in Lincoln, NE that have been cool with me vaping:

    1. The Oven (In their downstairs bar “The Cellar” in Lincoln’s Haymarket).
    201 North 8th Street
    Lincoln, NE 68508

    2. Nebraska Democratic Party HQ
    421 S 9th Street
    Suite 233
    Lincoln, NE 68508

    3. Stellar Strategic
    421 South 9th Street
    Suite 215
    Lincoln, NE 68508

    4. NET (Nebraska’s PBS and NPR)
    1800 North 33rd Street
    Lincoln, NE 68503

    5. Roadhouse Bar and Grill (The bartender was vaping!)
    1501 Centerpark Road #300
    Lincoln, NE 68512

    6. 501 Bar and Grill
    501 W a St
    Lincoln, NE 68522

    7. Round-Abouts (amazing restaurant that makes pot pies)
    Round-Abouts Restaurant, LLC
    6891 A Street, Suite 202
    Lincoln, NE 68510

    8. The Steakhouse
    3441 Adams St
    Lincoln, NE 68504

    9. Zen’s Lounge
    122 N 11th St,
    Lincoln, NE ‎68510

    10. GNS Vapor (this is our local vape store. They carry crappy bats, but great juices. They have a nice area with couches where you can sit and vape and try their flavors)
    4230 S 33rd St #103
    Lincoln, NE ‎

    Places that suck. These are places that have explicitly demanded I not vape inside. A lot of them were pretty rude about it.

    These first two actually insisted there was a law against vaping inside. They wouldn’t back down even when I brought them proof from our Health and Human services statute listings.

    1. Carmella’s Bistro and Wine Bar
    4141 Pioneer Woods Dr #110
    Lincoln, NE 68506

    2. Brix and Stone Gastropub
    803 Q St
    Lincoln, NE 68508

    This one told me that I was making the smokers jealous

    3. Red Fox Steakhouse and Lounge
    1339 W O St Lincoln, NE 68528

    That’s it for the suck places. To be honest, most of the time no one notices. I usually blow my vape down when I’m out as a courtesy.

  6. Speedway Gas Stations in Palatine have all gotten very upset with me using them in the store, but have never said anything about use at the pump.

  7. I live in westport Ma and I have never had a person ask me to stop yet I’ve been to wallmart in Fall River, Dartmouth, and Fairhaven with no issues. Malls I’ve been to the North Dartmouth mall, Providence place mall , Silver city gallaria, all without issue.

  8. Di Pescara
    2124 Northbrook Ct
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone number (847) 498-4321

    La Taquiza
    2661 N Shermer Rd
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone number (847) 559-6499

    Landmark Inn Bar & Grille
    1352 Shermer Rd
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone number (847) 559-1919

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  10. I live in Monroe Louisiana and we vape just about every where we go with no problem. Wal-mart, outback, red lobster, pecan land mall,target etc…never been asked not to use it!!!

  11. We live in the west Georgia area. I have been a smoker for over 40 years. I miss not being able to enjoy a “smoke” after a good meal while I finish my drink. Vaping is a wonderful solution! :o) My mission now….where to accomplish both. I am asking everywhere we go… if vaping is allowed.

    1105 S Park St, Carrollton, GA 30117

    Border Mexican Restaurant
    1210 Maple St, Carrollton, GA 30117

    Kellys Pizza & Package
    3445 Business 27 Buchanan, GA 30113

    I have been told but have not confirmed myself…..yet!
    Darden Restaurants: Includes; Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Longhorn Steakhouse and Ruby Tuesday.

    Thank you so much for this site and all who have contributed.

  12. Golden Corral apparently has a company policy of no vaping. I was vaping in the restaurant after a meal and the floor manager let me know that it was prohibited. I don’t eat there now.

  13. Westfield Shopping centers. Now i dont know there stance on vaping as a shopper, but at the one in Milford CT the other day, i found a kiosk stand set up selling e-juice. When i grabbed a nipple to try some juice, the guy working there told me they werent allowed to let people sample them in the mall. Maybe they put some sort of weird demand on a vendor as apposed to a consumer, i dont know, but i’d be weary of them.

  14. Vaping is always welcome in our vape store/lounge. Our website is under maintenance but check out store out on Facebook/ozarkvape or at pintrest, Twitter and instagram.
    Our store is at 2130 n. Main ave. Mountain grove, no. 65711. We are on Google maps as well. We love the sign you have on here. We would love to get a sign like this. Our chamber of commerce loves the idea of being in our town. We are the only vape shop 70 miles of us. Could you tell us how if you sell these signs? Hope to hear from you soon.

  15. Texas Roadhouse in Lubbock Texas has a ban the service manger told me all roadhouse restorants have band vaping time to boycot

  16. I’ve just been told from a friend who works at outback steakhouse that the company has just banned Ecigs NATIONWIDE. ughhhhhhhhhhh

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