LA City Council Votes To Ban E-Cigarettes In Public Areas

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles City Council Tuesday voted to ban e-cigarette use at bars, nightclubs, restaurants and other public areas.

The approved ordinance will also restrict the sale and use of the device in smoking clubs to adults 18 and older.

City Attorney Mike Feuer and councilmembers O’Farrell, Paul Koretz, and Bernard Parks proposed the ordinance back in December in response to the surging popularity of the devices, which use battery-powered metal cartridges to simulate the effect of smoking by heating nicotine-containing liquid into vapor.

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