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.