Los Angeles Bans Electronic Cigarettes in Bars, Restaurants

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_7dcf7bb3d0.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (LOS ANGELES) -- It is now a crime in Los Angeles to take a drag off an electronic cigarette in a public place, including bars and restaurants. As of Saturday, electronic cigarettes are illegal in public places in Los Angeles, following concerns about chemicals in the cigarettes' vapor. "Vapers"-- people who smoke electronic cigarettes-- fought hard against the law. But Brandi Tseu, who works at a vape lounge-- a place where e-cigarette smoking is welcomed and is still legal-- says the ban makes sense.

"I do think we need to set up some common sense laws," Tseu said. "Even as a vaper, I wouldn't want to be sitting in a restaurant with someone with a fog machine next to me."

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