San Francisco Ready To Crack Down on E-Cigarettes

With smoking conquered, it's onto e-smoking.

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    San Francisco is poised to crack down.

    San Francisco lawmakers want to crack down on e-cigarettes, and place the near-ubiquitous tobacco vaporizers under the same set of laws that govern conventional tobacco products.

    The San Francisco Examiner reports that Supervisor Eric Mar introduced Monday a law that bans e-cigarettes -- the electronic pens that emit a cloud of vapor when smoked -- where tobacco is banned.

    That would include indoor areas as well as areas near bars and ATMs.

    Mar says that e-cigarette companies pander to children with tasty flavors like "cotton candy," the newspaper reported.

    The law would also require e-cigarette sellers to get a specific permit.