CA State Senator pushes ban on electronic cigarettes

A state senator is pushing a ban on lighting up electronic cigarettes in public places in California. The bill would classify the devices that heat liquid nicotine into vapor as tobacco products similar to cigarettes. That would prohibit Californians from vaping in restaurants, buses, hospitals and other places they cannot smoke. Senator Mark Leno of San Francisco who proposed the bill says, says e-cigarettes are tobacco products in a trendy disguise. Public health advocates are pushing to regulate the fast-growing market while e-cigarette safety research is in early stages. A similar bill introduced in 2013 failed to pass amid opposition from the tobacco industry.