Indiana city considers adding e-cigarettes to smoking ban

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GREENWOOD, Ind. (May 25, 2015) — Officials in an Indianapolis suburb are considering a proposal that would ban the use of electronic cigarettes in public places.

Some members of the Greenwood City Council say they support the move that would add e-cigarettes and vaping to the city’s current smoking ban.

Councilman Ron Bates tells the Daily Journal he believes e-cigarettes could be just as bad for public health as smoking cigarettes and should be included in the ban.

A vote on the proposal hasn’t been set, but Councilman Ezra Hill says he wants to find out whether e-cigarette use has been a problem in the city.

State legislators last month approved regulations for the liquids used in electronic cigarettes, but didn’t set any limits on where they could be used.

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