The Chicago City Council has voted overwhelmingly to ban electronic cigarettes in indoor buildings.
The ordinance passed Wednesday by the Council also puts e-cigarettes behind the counter away from children.
It means e-cigarettes will be regulated and restricted, just as tobacco-based cigarettes are currently regulated.
The ordinance requires stores that sell electronic cigarettes to keep them behind the counter, like traditional cigarettes.
E-cigarettes will be banned in public places and made off-limits to minors.
Critics of the ban say e-cigarettes give off harmless water vapor, so they don’t need regulating.