Calif. Senate OKs Bill To Limit E-Cigarette Use

Law360, New York (May 28, 2013, 4:43 PM EDT) -- The California Senate passed legislation Friday that would restrict the use of electronic cigarettes in workplaces, restaurants and other public spaces, with the bill's supporters asserting that the health effects of the products are unknown.

The bill, S.B. 648, would impose the same limitations on the use of e-cigarettes in public spaces that currently apply to traditional tobacco products. E-cigarettes deliver nicotine and other chemicals to users through a vapor. They do not contain tobacco.

In addition to workplaces and retail food facilities, use of e-cigarettes...
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