SAN DIEGO CITY COUNCIL RESTRICTS SALE OF E-CIGARETTES, BANS VAPING IN PUBLIC PLACES

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By Miriam Raftery

September 18, 2014 (San Diego) - San Diego’s City Council has passed an ordinance to regulate electronic cigarettes just as tobacco is already regulated. The measure now heads to Mayor Kevin Faulconer for signature.

If signed into law, the ordinance will require store owners to get a permit from police for selling e-cigarettes. You won’t be able to buy e-cigarettes, vaping devices or related paraphernalia through vending machines. 

E-cigarettes, also known as vapor inhalers, will be banned in restaurants, sports arenas, theaters, parks and other public places where smoking tobacco products is already banned.  Vaping will also be prohibited in daycare centers, including daycare facilities in private residences.

Smoking in vehicles, vaping lounges and private homes will remain legal, City News Service reports.

 


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