City Already Has Ban On Public Smoking
Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 7:25pm
By Shamane Mills
Madison has had a smoking ban for a decade. Now, city alderwoman Lauren Cnare wants to expand it to include electronic cigarettes — devices that do not contain tobacco or emit smoke, but instead vaporize liquid nicotine. Cnare said the health effects of the devices aren’t clear yet.
“So this is sort of a pre-emptive move that says, ‘We don’t know. Let’s be prudent and protect people’s health by asking people to not use these devices in our indoor spaces that are shared,’” said Cnare.