Davis Moves Closer To E-Cigarette Ban

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(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Council members directed city staff to work e-cigarettes into the city's existing anti-smoking in public places ordinance.

"Currently we have a no smoking ordinance and it's fairly comprehensive," says Deputy City Manager Kelly Stachowicz. "But it was put into place many years ago and it doesn't include anything about e-cigarettes."

"Davis is a healthy community," says Davis Mayor Joe Krovoza, "and the downtown has a wonderful pedestrian outdoor dining feel to it now and in general I think people have gotten used to a smokeless environment."

The city council is expected to formally adopt the addition of e-cigarettes into the current ordinance in about a month.

Critics of e-cigarettes say the liquid vapor emitted by the devices contains chemicals which can be carcinogenic. Fans of e-cigarettes say they're less harmful than the real thing.

Meanwhile, Sacramento city officials say they currently have no plans to consider banning e-cigarettes.

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