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E-cigs banned from indoor public places in Onalaska (Video)

Common Council unanimously votes to ban e-cigs from restaurants, etc.

Author: Brittany Schmidt, bschmidt@wkbt.com – WKBT La Crosse
Published On: Jun 12 2014 05:48:59 PM

Onalaska ban

Onalaska, Wis. (WKBT) –
The use of e-cigarettes is no longer allowed inside public places in Onalaska after a unanimous vote by the Common Council Tuesday night.

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The idea to change the e-cigarettes ordinance in Onalaska hit the desks of Common Council members at the beginning of May. Initially, two of the six members voted against a ban, but after multiple informational meetings and public input, those two changed their minds, and one community activist says it’s all for the better.

“I think I started back in 1999, or thereabout,” said Sue Lynch, a community activist in Onalaska.

Over the span of about 15 years, Lynch has made it her life mission to ensure a good quality of living for everyone.

“Back in the early 2000, we started to work towards smoke-free dining,” said Lynch.

After legislation passed in 2010 in which indoor workplaces, including restaurants and hotels, became smoke-free in Wisconsin, Lynch thought her work was done.

“Dr. Mahr and I and a team of community activists were able to accomplish our mission of having everything smoke-free,” said Lynch.

However, she never thought e-cigarettes were going to become so popular.

“I think they are harmful,” said Lynch….

Read More: http://www.news8000.com/news/ecigs-banned-from-indoor-public-places-in-onalaska/26467050

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