The Los Angeles City Council voted on Tuesday to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in workplaces and public areas, placing “vaping” into the same category as tobacco smoking.
The council voted 14-0 to restrict e-cigarette smoking where tobacco use is restricted, including restaurants, parks, bars, nightclubs, beaches and workplaces. E-cigarette lounges are exempted.
"We have an obligation to protect the workforce from the effects of secondhand aerosol exhaled by people who choose to ‘vape’ on e-cigarettes," said council member Mitch O’Farrell, who co-sponsored the proposal.
A spokeswoman for Mayor Eric Garcetti confirmed to Reuters that he would sign the measure into law in the coming days.
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That is so fucking retarded. How is that even related?