City Council approves e-cigarettes ban

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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.

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