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LA OKs E-Cigarette Ban

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Los Angeles has joined New York and Chicago in the list of places banning e-cigarettes from workplaces, restaurants and many public places.

According to Bloomberg, the Los Angeles City Council voted on Tuesday unanimously 14-0 to pass the ban. The measure treats e-cigarettes the same as conventional tobacco products, which have numerous restrictions.

E-cigarettes are electronic devices that simulate a conventional cigarette with vapor. Supporters tout it as way to quit smoking, while opponents says it is a gateway for young people to take up regular smoking.

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