E-Cigarettes Banned in Carlsbad

Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013  |  Updated 9:37 AM PDT
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Carlsbad Mulls E-Cigarette Ban Similar to Smoking

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Carlsbad Leaders Consider E-Cigarette Ban

Carlsbad city leaders met Tuesday to make a decision on an ordinance that bans the use of E-cigarette wherever smoking is prohibited. NBC 7's Megan Tevrizian reports.

Carlsbad Mulls E-Cigarette Ban Similar to Smoking

Carlsbad considers regulating where residents can use e-cigarettes. NBC 7's Candice Nguyen reports.
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You won’t be allowed to smoke e-cigarettes in Carlsbad businesses or restaurants anymore.

Tuesday night, the Carlsbad City Council voted to ban electronic cigarettes wherever smoking is prohibited.

“It’s not a ban on the product, but it will protect the public health from what’s essentially an unknown and unregulated product,” said Lorenzo Higley, chairperson of the San Diego Tobacco Control Coalition.

E-cigarettes don’t contain tobacco. Instead, users inhale vaporized liquid that usually contains nicotine.

The proposal cited a 2009 Food and Drug Administration analysis that found the inhaled substance contains carcinogens. However, it also points out, “The possible health effects of bystanders breathing or absorbing these vapors [are] unknown.”

E-cigarette business owners say vaping can actually help people quit smoking.

Carlsbad is the second city in San Diego County to ban e-cigarettes. Vista passed a similar measure last October.

The ban takes effect in 30 days.

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