Los Angeles Votes To Ban The Use Of E-Cigarettes In Some Public Places
Los Angeles, California (CNN) - The Los Angeles city council has voted to ban electronic cigarettes in some areas of the city.
Tuesday's vote was unanimous.
The new rule changes city code to include e-cigarette use in the definition of "smoking."
That means using e-cigarettes will be banned from areas of the city where tobacco smoking is prohibited -- including bars and restaurants.
There is an exemption for vaping lounges -- similar to the cigar lounge exemption.
Health officials say vapors exhaled by e-cigarette users could contain potentially toxic chemicals.