Seriously? California moving to regulate e-cigs the same as tobacco cigarettes
From the Sacramento Bee:
Electronic cigarettes would be subject to the same prohibitions as regular cigarettes under a bill passed Friday by the Senate.
Perhaps you've had this experience: you're sitting in a bar and you see what appears to be someone smoking a cigarette, blatantly violating an indoorsmoking ban; you get a little closer and realize that the person is in fact drawing on an e-cigarette, exhaling vapor that's distinct from the acrid smoke produced by conventional cigarettes.
That would no longer be possible under Senate Bill 648 by Sen. Ellen Corbett, D-San Leandro, that would ban e-cigarettes inside public buildings, near a playground, inside restaurants and on an airplane. It would also restrict the places where e-cigarette companies could advertise. . . .