San Francisco Ready To Crack Down on E-Cigarettes

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

By Chris Roberts
|  Monday, Mar 3, 2014  |  Updated 2:48 PM PDT
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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.

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