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E-cigarettes added to Madison smoking ban

By Matthew Simon, msimon@wisctv.com
Published On: Jan 06 2015 10:46:35 PM CST

Madison 3000
Electronic cigarette devices, including the personal vaporizers many former smokers said helped them quit the habit, are now part of Madison’s smoking ban.

“You don’t want someone putting something in the air next to you without your permission, without knowing what it is. It helps protect your personal health,” District 3 Alder Lauren Cnare, who sponsored the move, said.

The rule change applies to any public place where a cigarette cannot be smoked, such as a restaurant, shopping mall and workplaces.

Those attending the meeting in support of the move echoed Cnare’s point that not enough is known about what’s inside of the unregulated vapor.

“I don’t want to be at dinner and wondering what is in the aerosol in the e-cigarette next to us and if it could be harming our children,” mom Margarita Northrop said.

“Madison residents have come to expect going to restaurants and bars that have smoke-free air. This debate has nothing to do with individual use,” The American Cancer Society’s Sara Sahli said.

But that individual use, specifically how vaping has aided their ability to quit smoking, is at the heart of the issue for opponents….

Read More: http://www.channel3000.com/news/E-cigarettes-added-to-Madison-smoking-ban/30567910

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