Placer County bans e-cigarettes from public buildings

Placer County has become the latest local entity to ban the use of electronic cigarettes within public buildings and inside county-owned vehicles.

More than 150 jurisdictions in California have passed legislation regulating e-cigarettes.

In Sacramento, state legislation has been introduced that would extend regulations on other tobacco products to e-cigarettes and other new tobacco products.

County supervisors voted unanimously for the ban this week. The ordinance will take effect in late April.

AP reports, “The use of electronic cigarettes, also known as "vaping," has been touted by supporters as a safe alternative to traditional tobacco products such as cigarettes. But public health officials say the safety of the chemicals contained in e-cigarettes is unknown.”


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